Rachel Notley was sworn in as Alberta's 17th Premier on May 24, 2015, following the historic election that saw the NDP sweep the Progressive Conservatives from office after 44 years.
She leads Alberta's first New Democratic government, with a strong majority and a diverse caucus, including the highest percentage of women of any government in Canada. She also serves as Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations.
Premier Notley represents a new generation of Albertans. Her party ran on a platform of creating jobs, restoring honest and open government, preserving and building the health care and education systems, and rebalancing government revenues to make them more fair.
This vision, with a balance between a strong economy, environmental responsibility and social justice, was welcomed by Albertans, who elected NDP candidates in more than 50 of Alberta's 87 ridings.
Premier Notley, first elected as an NDP MLA in 2008, completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Alberta, and earned a law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.
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