A petition was launched in Alberta just hours after nine Wildrose MLA’s including leader Danielle Smith defected to the PCs.
Organizer Caitlyn Madlener is one Albertan feeling betrayed by a party she donated to and campaigned for, and she wants leader Danielle Smith to resign her seat and run in a byelection.
She says to know this has been in the works for months is shocking.
“There were whispers that they were going to merge the two parties and she said this is absolutely fantasy and everything. Then to learn that she was in talks with Jim Prentice months ago, it’s pretty ridiculous,” Madlender says.
Madlener says it’s particularly hard to take when the Wildrose talk about the need for recall legislation for politicians who violate the trust of their constituents.
“I know Danielle Smith before has advocated for a recall vote for the constituencies and we believe she should be held accountable for what she said.”
Madlener hopes the Wildrose can recover and be a strong opposition once again. (kc/newstalk770)