I've often been skeptical of the value of recall elections. Set the threshold too low and it becomes an expensive nuisance to distract elected officials from their jobs. Set the threshold too high and it becomes a dead letter. Still I wish these campaigners the best of luck.
Amanda Achtman said she and Caitlyn Madlener plan to ease themselves out of the campaign to focus on school and work but hope associates carry on the bid to collect 6,000 signatures in the Highwood riding, urging its MLA to quit in favour of a byelection.
The two are angry over the defection to the ruling PCs last month and in November by Smith and 10 other Wildrose MLAs.