Notley ran gutsy run-from-behind campaign anchored in ideas

What this campaign wasn’t about was the fact that Alberta’s now premier-elect is a mother, with two teenagers, who worked outside of the home as a labour lawyer. Refreshingly, Ms. Notley’s parental status wasn’t much of a campaign issue enabling her to stay focused on the fresh ideas they were proposing for Albertans. It’s a luxury not always afforded to female politicians.

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley knocked off a 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty and won the provincial election on May 5. Photograph courtesy Rachel Notley website

By Nancy Peckford

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2:15 PM

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