By The Canadian Press on January 14, 2021.
EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he has kicked Lesser Slave Lake backbencher Pat Rehn out of the United Conservative caucus.
Kenney made the announcement in a statement posted on Twitter.
He says the most important job of a member of the legislature is to represent constituents and Rehn has failed to do that.
Rehn had been criticized by municipal leaders in his constituency, including the entire town council in Slave Lake, for not doing enough to listen to concerns in the area.
Rehn was also found to be among some UCP members who left Canada over Christmas to vacation in sunny hot spots, despite the government urging Albertans to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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