Dave Hancock becomes Interim Premier of Alberta

Alberta premier Alison Redford has resigned following public criticism of her high travel expenses.

CBC News reported that Edmonton MLA Dave Hancock will be the interim premier until a new leader is selected.

On Sunday, Hancock will be sworn in as Alberta’s 15th premier.

Hancock is a member of the Progressive Conservative party, which will select a leader in the next six months.

He says he does not plan on running in the new leadership race.

Redford will remain as the representative for Calgary-Elbow.