In response to a question, Redford said: “I have a great deal of certainly and confidence in terms of where Albertans are viewing the future of the province, and I don’t think it’s the status quo and don’t think it’s going back 15 or 20 years.It reminds me of Michelle Obama during the 2008 US presidential election musing about what Americans could expect from her husband about changing traditions,and history etc.
“I think it’s about the future, understanding that we’re a different community, we’re a different society, that we have the opportunity to make some really wise and long-term decisions that will change the character of our province.”
“We’re going to have to make sacrifices, we’re going to have to change our conversation, we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history and we’re going to have to move to a different place.”
All of this doesn't surprise me coming from Redford. She spent some time working at the UN so she is of that kind of mindset.
The Secretary General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali appointed and assigned Alison Redford to a post in the United Nations as a special legal adviser.Danielle Smith was right in calling her out on it. These are the kind of things we need to be alerted about.
Throughout the 1990s, Redford worked as a technical adviser on constitutional and legal reform issues in various parts of Africa for the European Union, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Canadian Government and the Government of Australia. Her work in Africa focused on human rights litigation, developing education programs and policy reform with respect to gender issues.
Smith says she doesn’t want to change the character of Alberta.I like Danielle, like Alberta the way it is. It doesn't need to be changed thank you very much! The only change that needs to be done is a change in government!
“I don’t think we need to be fixed,” says Smith, calling this election “a fight for the heart and soul of the province.”
She thinks Redford “doesn’t like Alberta all that much. She doesn’t like who we are. Do we need to be changed? Do we need Ms. Redford to change us? I think the answer is a resounding no.”