Alberta's justice minister and solicitor general has resigned his cabinet posts citing marital problems and a court proceeding involving his estranged wife.
Jonathan Denis will continue to campaign in the riding of Calgary-Acadia.
He asked for privacy but did issue the following statement;
“A court action involving a personal family matter has caused me to take this step as it would not be appropriate to serve in the capacity of minister of justice and solicitor general, while this is being resolved."
Premier Jim Prentice issued a brief statement as well;
“Given the involvement of the courts, I have asked for and received the resignation of the minister of justice and solicitor general.”
Denis is in a tough battle with Wildrose candidate Linda Carlson.
Wildrose party officials declined to comment on the matter.
Verlyn Olson will serve as acting minister of justice and solicitor general for now.