Freedom Conservative Party names local as new interim leader
Alberta's Freedom Conservative Party is turning the page with a new man at the helm.
David White came in 4th place in the Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin riding back in April.
He'll be taking over from Derek Fildebrandt as interim leader for the party and one of his first orders will be to form a shadow cabinet.
White tells The One News despite having no seats in the legislature they still have a strong voice.
"Just because we're not in the legislature, just because we are not an official opposition doesn't mean that we cannot be a legitimate voice of opposition representing the people of Alberta, giving voice to their needs, their wants and providing honest, alternative options as to ways we can proceed facing various challenges that we have" says White.
White adds his immediate focus will be on "the here and the now, making sure that we keep this party growing, making sure that we keep it relevant, making sure that we are present, we need to absolutely represent the people of Alberta and make sure that they have an ongoing voice as well as earn their trust".
A new full-time leader will be chosen at the end of the year.
White has been a paramedic for 13 years and served 20 years with EMS and is also a small business owner. (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)