Health maverick Raj Sherman to join Alberta Liberals

Renegade Alberta health critic Raj (RAHZH) Sherman is set to join the Alberta Liberals.

EDMONTON — Renegade Alberta health critic Raj (RAHZH) Sherman is set to join the Alberta Liberals.

Sources say Sherman will announce later today he is taking out a membership in the opposition party.

It’s not clear when — or if — he will join the eight-member caucus in the legislature.

Sherman, a former emergency room doctor, has been at the epicentre of debate this sitting over allegations of corruption and abuse in the health system.

He has already said he might seek the leadership of one of three parties that are now or will soon be seeking new leaders, including the Liberals.

Sherman was the junior health minister under Premier Ed Stelmach until last November, when he was turfed from caucus and left to sit as an Independent for criticizing his own government on poor health-care wait times.