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Alison Redford, the former justice minister, has moved into second place, behind leading Garry Mar according to the results of a poll of Progressive Conservative party members. Albertans go to the polls to vote in a new Premier on September 17, 2011. (Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail/Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail)
Alison Redford, the former justice minister, has moved into second place, behind leading Garry Mar according to the results of a poll of Progressive Conservative party members. Albertans go to the polls to vote in a new Premier on September 17, 2011. (Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail/Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail)

Alberta leadership candidate will miss debate due to sick mom Add to ...

Alberta Tory leadership candidate Alison Redford is taking a break from the campaign to be with her ailing mother.

Ms. Redford’s mother, Helen, had been admitted to a hospital in High River, Alta., with a severe illness.

A spokesman with Ms. Redford’s campaign says the medical condition is serious.

Ms. Redford has pulled out of a scheduled televised debate with front-runner Gary Mar and Doug Horner. But she hopes to resume her campaign shortly.

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Members of the Progressive Conservative party will choose a new leader and premier on Saturday in a runoff vote.

 

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