The Alberta NDP is calling for Premier Jason Kenney to disavow separation comments from Drew Barnes.

The Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA, in an open letter, mentioned separation 4 times in talking about the Fair Deal report.

Lethbridge-West MLA Shannon Phillips says it’s not only Barnes in the UCP talking separation and Kenney needs to deal with it.

Phillips says, “If he is actually interested in being a patriotic Canadian and focusing on what Albertans want him to focus on, which is jobs and the economy, then he should suspend these folks from caucus.  It is not just Mr. Barnes, there have been others who have been pretty clear that they think Alberta should take on a more separatist ideology.”

Phillips says if Barnes is truly a separatist, he should quit the UCP and sit somewhere else.


MLA Shannon Phillips