Alberta Employment Minister Doug Schweitzer resigns Pipa News

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Alberta Employment Minister Doug Schweitzer has resigned.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, Schweitzer announced that he had handed over his resignation from the Cabinet to Prime Minister Jason Kenney.

He also said that he would continue to serve as MLA until the end of the month, or another date set closer to that time.

“It was an honor for me to serve alongside the prime minister and my colleagues. I believe people will look back on the past six to twelve months as an economic turning point for Alberta,” Schweitzer said in a statement.

Earlier in May, Schweitzer said he would not seek re-election next year.

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In response, Kenny thanked Schweitzer for his service and said that the Secretary of Employment played an “important role” in the creation of the United Conservative Party.

“His contributions to the Alberta government have helped put Alberta back on the path to economic growth and prosperity,” Kenny tweeted Friday.

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