oberg gets da boot…

Well, it has happened, the extremely rare and elusive “shake up” in Alberta Conservative politics… Infrastructure and Transportation Minister and PC leadership hopeful Lyle Oberg has been officially booted from cabinet and suspended from the PC caucus…

Alta. minister Oberg loses rank over remarks about premier
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The Canadian Press
Published: Thursday, March 23, 2006

EDMONTON — Alberta Tory leadership contender Lyle Oberg was suspended indefinitely from caucus and stripped of his cabinet post Thursday over remarks he made about Premier Ralph Klein.

Deputy premier Shirley McClellan made the announcement after an emergency meeting at the legislature that lasted well into the evening.

The furore arose after Oberg told his constituency association in Brooks he wouldn’t ask members to support Klein during an upcoming leadership review. Read le rest ici.

(1000% Props to Duncan who beat me to the punch in posting the story!)

(PROPS UPDATE: Upon further examination, I’ve discovered that Allie beat Ducan to the punch. So, 5000% props for Allie for beating both Duncan and I to the blogging punch. And yes, Duncan can still keep his 1000% props as he still beat me to the punch).

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