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Updated: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:04:03 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Alison Redford, former Alberta premier, to resign as MLA



Alberta Premier Alison Redford announces her resignation in Edmonton Wednesday. Redford has been struggling to deal with unrest in her Progressive Conservative caucus over her leadership style and expenses. She said her resignation will be effective Sunday. Jason Franson/Associated Press

Alberta Premier Alison Redford announces her resignation in Edmonton Wednesday. Redford has been struggling to deal with unrest in her Progressive Conservative caucus over her leadership style and expenses. She said her resignation will be effective Sunday. Jason Franson/Associated Press

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is resigning as MLA for Calgary-Elbow "to start the next chapter of my life."

Redford made the announcement Wednesday in a self-penned article in the Calgary Herald that's titled: "It's time to start the next chapter of my life." 

Redford plans to teach and resume working in international development and public policy.

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