Alberta Tory Premier Ralph Klein has fired his transportation Minister Lyle Oberg. Not only was Minister Oberg stripped of his seat at the Cabinet table, he was suspended from the Provincial Conservative Caucus! So what was the great sin that Mr. Oberg committed you ask? Well, Mr. Oberg told his consituency association and executive to 'vote their conscience' during the leadership review at the upcoming Provincial Conservative Party convention at the end of March.
Mr. Oberg is himself a leadership contender. However, expections for all Ministers in Ralph Klein's world is that they will instruct their local party executives to give Ralph Klein a ringing endorsement at the convention.
Once again, Ralph Klein has proven that not all of the dinosaurs in Alberta are in the museum.Oberg stripped of cabinet post over Klein remarks