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Response to Premier Redford's resignation

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Local MLAs took to Twitter yesterday to give their initial reaction to Premier Alison Redford stepping down.

The Progressive Conservative leader announced her resignation Thursday, after struggling with recent criticism over her leadership skills and expense claims.

Grande Prairie – Wapiti MLA Wayne Drysdale thanked her for her “service, leadership and vision for a better Alberta”, while Frank Oberle of Peace River said the province is better off for her work to build it.

Redford also took to Twitter after her announcement, to thank Alberta for giving her “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

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Elsewhere, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith argues the move shows the Conservative party’s problems can’t be fixed.

AUPE President Guy Smith says he believes she made the right decision, and hopes the relationship between his union and the government can be fixed.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked her for her years of service, while Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird called her a “smart and classy woman”.

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