Redford wants Alberta to be leader in post-secondary education

LETHBRIDGE — One of the Conservative candidates in the race to replace Premier Ed Stelmach says one of her goals is to build Alberta into a leader in post-secondary education.

LETHBRIDGE — One of the Conservative candidates in the race to replace Premier Ed Stelmach says one of her goals is to build Alberta into a leader in post-secondary education.

Alison Redford toured Lethbridge College on Thursday before stopping at the University of Lethbridge to roll out her post-secondary policy.

She says there needs to be more incentive and encouragement for Albertans to go to college or university.

Redford says Alberta is “dead-last in post secondary education participation in Canada.”

She also says Alberta isn’t making the most of its resources when it comes to First Nations youth.

She says not enough aboriginal students are going to college or university.

Redford resigned as justice minister to run for Stelmach’s job.

Doug Horner and Ted Morton also left their posts to compete. Backbencher Doug Griffiths and Gary Mar, a former cabinet minister from the Klein years, are also vying for the job.

Rick Orman, a former cabinet minister who hasn’t been in politics for almost 20 years, threw his hat into the ring earlier this month.

(CJOC, The Canadian Press)

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