Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn ousted from UCP caucus, forced to sit as independent | CBC News
An Alberta MLA, chastised for travelling to Mexico over the holidays and publicly criticized for alleged absenteeism in his constituency, has been ousted from Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP caucus.
Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn has been removed from caucus and will be barred from running for the UCP ever again, Kenney announced on Facebook Thursday morning.
“I have made the decision to remove Pat Rehn from the UCP Caucus, effective immediately,” Kenney wrote. “He will not be permitted to run for a future UCP nomination.”
Rehn will now sit as an independent MLA.
“The most important job of an MLA is to represent his or her constituents,” Kenney wrote. “It has become clear that Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn has failed to do so.
“He has made no meaningful effort to work in…