Alberta Employment Minister Doug Schweitzer resigns IG News

IG news Update,

Alberta’s Employment Minister Doug Schweitzer has resigned.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, Schweitzer announced that he has offered his resignation from cabinet to Premier Jason Kenney.

He also said that he would continue to serve as MLA till the end of the month or any other date established close to that time.

“It was an honor to serve alongside Premier and my colleagues. I believe that people will see the last six to 12 months as an economic turning point for Alberta,” Schweitzer’s announcement read.

Schweitzer said earlier in May that he would not run for re-election next year.

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In response, Kenny thanked Schweitzer for his service and said that the employment minister played an “important role” in the creation of the United Conservative Party.

“His contributions to the government of Alberta have helped put Alberta back on a path of economic growth and prosperity,” Kenny said in a tweet on Friday.

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