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Oberg joining Wildrose Alliance

Former PC MLA and Tory leadership candidate Lyle Oberg is joining the Wildrose Alliance Party.

Former Tory cabinet minister not running for a seat: party

Former Progressive Conservative MLA and cabinet minister Lyle Oberg is joining the Wildrose Alliance Party. ((CBC))

Former PC MLA and Tory leadership candidate Lyle Oberg is joining the Wildrose Alliance Party.

Oberg, MLA for Strathmore-Brooks from 1993 to 2008, was a cabinet minister under Ralph Klein with portfolios including Family and Social Services, Learning, and Infrastructure and Transportation.

He dropped out of the 2006 Progressive Conservative leadership race that was eventually won by Premier Ed Stelmach.

Oberg served as finance minister under Stelmach. He didn't run for office in the March 2008 provincial election.

Oberg, a medical doctor, stepped down as the president and CEO of Canada's first private DNA testing clinic in Edmonton last summer.

A spokesperson for Wildrose Alliance said Oberg is just purchasing a membership and is not running for a seat.