Federal, provincial Liberals split into separate political parties


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REGINA - Saskatchewan Liberals are calling it an amicable split.

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REGINA – Saskatchewan Liberals are calling it an amicable split.

Over the weekend the federal and provincial wings of the Liberal party in the province decided to go their separate ways.

Evatt Merchant, president of the federal wing, said they hope the change will lead to better results in future federal elections.

He said the change will mean voters won’t feel beholden to vote for the same party they vote for provincially.

Merchant cited the formation of the Saskatchewan Party as an example.

He said some former federal Liberals stopped playing a role in the organization once they became members of the Sask. Party.

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