A member of the Alberta legislature has abruptly given up his seat.
Don MacIntyre of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake is a lifelong politician and although his resignation is unexpected, it is nonetheless rather “vanilla” amongst resignations today among the scandal-ridden political landscape.
The resignation has been confirmed by the office of the speaker.
It is unclear whether MacIntyre will be resigning from his MLA position and his caucus or just his MLA position as he has yet to release a statement.
Although originally a Wildrose member, MacIntyre becamea United Conservative when the Wildrose part merged with the Alberta PC’s.
Following the news, Premier Rachel Notley has six months to call for a byelection to find an official replacement.
In addition to politics, MacIntyre has extensive experience in the energy sector.
By Logan Sowers