EDMONTON — Wildrose party house leader Shayne Saskiw is leaving politics.
Saskiw says he will not seek re-election in his constituency of Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills, but will stay on for now.
The 33-year-old says he plans to fight for conservative change through direct advocacy, but won’t say if he has a particular job in mind.
He says his one term in politics was marked by growing disillusionment.
He says bold change is rarely possible in a flawed system where politicians seek safe middle ground to remain popular and get re-elected.
Saskiw says the capper was when 11 of his Wildrose caucus colleagues crossed the floor late last year to join Premier Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives.