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Alison Redford | Politician

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From Kitimat, British Columbia

Alison Redford was the first female premier of Alberta.

  • Born in 1965 in Kitimat, British Columbia

Alison Redford is a lawyer, politician, 14th premier of Alberta (2011-14).

In her childhood, Alison Redford lived in Nova Scotia and Borneo before her parents chose to settle in Calgary when she was 12.

  Redford has been active in provincial and Canadian politics since the 1980s. Redford was the first female premier of Alberta and the eighth woman to serve as a premier in the history of Canada.


Kitimat is a district municipality in the North Coast region of British Columbia. The Kitimat Valley is part of the most populous urban district in Northwest British Columbia.

“Kitimat” in the Tsimshian language refers to the Haisla First Nation as the “People of the Snow”. Before 1950 the Kitimat township was a small fishing village at the head of the Kitimat Arm of the Douglas Channel, a deepwater fjord.

The city was planned and built by the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan) during the 1950s.

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