Two high-profile resignations occurred this week.
Premier Alison Redford announced her resignation, effective Sunday, March 23, 2014, replaced in the interim by Deputy Premier Dave Hancock.
While in office, Redford was responsible for implementing transparent processes for expenses in the country that required all public expenses be available publicly online. It is unclear at this point who will succeed her as leader of the Progressive Conservative party.
Federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty also resigned last week. Flaherty’s resignation triggered caused a minor Cabinet shuffle, with his post being filled by Joe Oliver, who was previously minister of natural resources. Greg Rickford will replace Minister Oliver in this position. Rickford stated this week that he “will be a staunch advocate for Canada’s abundant natural resources and the thousands of jobs this sector creates for all Canadians.”
Premier Christy Clark and a delegation of cabinet ministers and LNG proponents are expected to travel to Ottawa at the end of March to meet various federal ministers.