Alberta Urban Municipalities Association President President Helen Rice says she was surprised to hear about Premier Allison Redford’s Resignation on Wednesday evening. Rice is also commending Redford, who officially steps down on Sunday, for all the work she did during her two years as Premier.
“I think now what’s really important is that the government continues working on the issues that we have raised. I don’t want to lose six months in a leadership race. That would be very frustrating.”
Rice says the AUMA maintained a great relationship with Redford during her term.
“We had breakfast just last week and talked, and she seemed to understand our position. She was the one that made the comment that the AUMA and the municipalities are partners, not stakeholders. That was a huge victory for us.”
Rice says Redford was a big supporter of the AUMA and Municipalities working as partners, not just stakeholders.