Alison Redford resigns as Premier of Alberta after weeks of caucus unrest

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford is resigning.

Redford has been struggling to deal with unrest in her Progressive Conservative caucus over her leadership style and questionable expenses.

She says her resignation will be effective Sunday.

“Quite simply, I am not prepared to allow party and caucus infighting to get in the way,” she told supporters gathered in the legislature rotunda for the announcement. “I’ve given my heart and soul to this province, every minute for the last two and a half years.”

Props to Redford for resigning. Now if only that thief Kim Dong Wynne had the same sense.