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Boundary-Similkameen M-L-A John Slater thinks he's still a good fit even if the Liberals don't.
Slater quit the party yesterday to sit as an independent after learning the party wasn't supporting his re-election bid.
He told CKNW's Bill Good this morning he will still run in the May election as an independent.
Slater admits he's had issues mixing alcohol with prescription drugs, but says that's behind him, and thinks there's more to it than that
"Since when did the BC Liberals ever turf an MLA for having one beer too many."
Slater says he's been outspoken, and the party didn't like it.
"The whole issue is their lack of trust in me to you know, there's been a lot of um, lot of times when the grand pooh-bahs in Victoria didn't like it when I spoke up in caucus against policies that negatively affect my constituents."
He wouldn't elaborate, citing caucus privacy.