_News Talk 770
New reports say Gary Mar has been re-instated as Alberta's envoy in Asia and has been cleared of any alleged ethics violations. Sources tell QR77's Rutherford Show that he was exonerated of any ethics violations early this month. The question now is whether the PC party deliberately kept that information under wraps so it wouldn't be fodder for last week's election debate. PC leader Alison Redford said during the debate she was concerned about Mar's ethics. She has released a statement, saying: "I have been clear from the beginning of this process that I would play no role in the investigation. I have not played any role after referring it to the civil service to be dealt with nor was I informed of the decision. This is an employee - employer matter and will continue to be dealt with without my involvement."