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Devin Dreeshen resigns as Alberta minister of agriculture and forestry


Alberta MLA Devin Dreeshen resigned as minister of agriculture and forestry on Friday, citing “personal conduct with regards to alcohol.”

In a statement, Dreeshen said he offered his resignation as minister to Premier Jason Kenney Friday morning, “and he has accepted.”

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“I accept that my personal conduct with regards to alcohol has become an issue for the government as a whole.

“I deeply regret that this is the case, but have decided that it is best for both myself and the province to resign my position and focus on my personal health and wellness,” Dreeshen said in a statement.

The 33 year old was elected to represent Innisfail-Sylvan Lake in 2018 and was appointed minister of agriculture and forestry on April 30, 2019.

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