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LAWTON: Alberta MLA vows to “listen” to independence movement amid ‘fair deal’ study

Drew Barnes, the UCP MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat was one of just two elected officials present at last weekend's Red Deer conference on western alienation.

Drew Barnes, the UCP MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat was one of just two elected officials present at last weekend’s Red Deer conference on western alienation and the growing Alberta independence movement.

Barnes, who was recently appointed to the fair deal panel by Premier Jason Kenney, said his commitment to fighting for a fair deal for Albertans means listening to the growing chorus who think the solution lies outside of Confederation.

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