Part One of The Current
It's Thursday, April 12th.
Opposition politicians continue to demand the firing of Defence Minister Peter Mackay over the F-35 controversy.
Currently, at this rate, the only thing those jets might shoot down is MacKay's political career.
This is The Current.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford
We started this segment with a clip from Alberta Premier Alison Redford last fall, leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives -- the party that's governed for more than 40 years. Peter Lougheed started the party's reign, sweeping the Social Credit from power in 1971.
And now, the Wildrose party hopes to score a similar upset. On April 23rd, Alberta voters will decide whether Premier Redford stays on - and the province's conservative dynasty lives on.
Alison Redford is Premier of Alberta and leader of the province's Progressive Conservative party. She was in our Calgary studio.
We did invite Wildrose party leader Danielle Smith for an interview on The Current. She declined, but the invitation stands.
Tomorrow on the program, we'll discuss the growing significance of the Wildrose Party. And if you're in Alberta, tune into CBC Radio, TV or online tonight to catch the Leaders debate. And check out the Vote Compass tool at cbcnews.ca/votecompass to find out more about the election.
This segment was produced by Edmonton Network Producer, Gillian Rutherford.
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