Edmonton Manning MLA Dan Backs is no longer a member of the Official Opposition Alberta Liberal Caucus.
I've heard various shifty rumours about his involvement in the Tory leadership race in the past couple months and Backs has always been an odd fellow, so I'm not sure I'm totally surprised by this action.
In making the announcement, Alberta Liberal Leader Kevin Taft said, “This has been a difficult decision. Dan has made valuable contributions.”
“However, teamwork is key to being an effective Opposition, and I believe that this decision will allow our Caucus team to function better.”
I'll see what I can do about offering more comment later today...
UPDATE: Does anyone find it interesting that this post generated a lot more discussion and comments than my previous post about Peter Lougheed endorsing Jim Dinning?