You knew this was coming: Did sexism play a role in Alison Redford’s downfall?

Alison Redford served as premier for just 898 days after she became Alberta’s first woman premier on October 7, 2011. She now has the dubious distinction of being the third shortest-serving premier in the province’s history.

In the days leading up to her resignation, Redford was accused of entitlement stemming from her use of government planes and bringing her daughter and friends on government trips.

Then she was accused of being a bully and “not a nice lady” by Calgary Foothills MLA Len Webber as he quit the PC Party caucus.

This led to many questioning whether Redford was being treated differently because she was a woman.

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