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Former Alberta Tory heavyweight Snelgrove joins the WIP

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“We are thousand of miles away from the people making the decisions and they just don’t get it. Something has to change,” said Snelgrove

A former top Alberta cabinet minister has publicly thrown his support to the fledgling Wildrose Independence Party.

Lloyd Snelgrove, who served as Treasurer in the Ed Stelmach government, told the Western Standard in an exclusive interview Tuesday, the time has come for Alberta to look at independence.

“I don’t think I’m any different than other Albertans, that having watched federal and provincial governments over the last 25 years, coming to the conclusion the system doesn’t work,” said Snelgrove.

“We are thousand of miles away from the people making the decisions and they just don’t get it. Something has to change.”

Snelgrove said the independence movement was also growing in Saskatchewan and he hopes the province’s look at independence together.

Snelgrove was elected as a Tory in the riding of Vermillion-Lloydminster in the 2001, 2004 and 2008 provincial elections.

He left the Tory party in 2012 after becoming disillusioned with the government of Premier Alison Redford.

Snelgrove said his move to the WIP has had “Zero to do with Premier Jason Kenney.

full story at https://www.westernstandardonline.com/2020/08/exclusive-former-alberta-tory-heavyweight-snelgrove-joins-the-wip/

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