Danielle Smith has been sworn in as Alberta’s new premier.
The former leader of the Wildrose party won the leadership of the United Conservative Party last week with a narrow 53 percent win on the sixth ballot.
Smith adds she’ll act to defend citizens’ rights and freedoms while governing with compassion for the vulnerable.
Smith’s leadership campaign included a pledge to introduce a Sovereignty Act to reject federal decisions that go against Alberta’s provincial rights.
She’s also promised changes to Human Rights legislation to protect those who refuse vaccinations from discrimination.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire