Alberta Employment Minister Doug Schweitzer has resigned.
In a tweet on Friday afternoon, Schweitzer announced that he had tendered Prime Minister Jason Kenney his resignation from cabinet.
He also said he would continue to serve as an MP until the end of the month or another date set closer to that date.
“It was an honor to serve alongside the Prime Minister and my colleagues. I believe people will view the last six to 12 months as Alberta’s economic turning point,” reads Schweitzer’s announcement.
Schweitzer previously said in May that he would not run again next year.
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In response, Kenney thanked Schweitzer for his service and said the Employment Secretary had 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 the path to economic growth and prosperity,” Kenney said in a tweet on Friday.
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