Premier promises legislation this fall for fixed election dates in Alberta

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says her government will introduce legislation this fall for fixed election dates.

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says her government will introduce legislation this fall for fixed election dates.

Redford told a Calgary TV news show this morning that the new rules will come when the fall sitting resumes on Nov. 21.

The promise for fixed elections was among those she made during the recent Progressive Conservative party leadership race.

Redford won the contest but then appeared to back away from fixed election dates.

She deflected opposition questions on when the legislation would come in and the promise was not included in her announcement of policy goals to the legislature last week.

At that time she said the fixed election dates bill would come, but only after extensive consultation.