July 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Crown stays charge against former organizer on Jason Kenney leadership campaign

Alan Hallman on Global Calgary's Saturday Morning News in 2013.

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The Crown has stayed an assault charge against a former organizer on Jason Kenney‘s campaign for the leadership of Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives.

Alan Hallman was charged last March following an altercation at the PC convention in Calgary.

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The case had been scheduled to go to trial next month, but Hallman’s lawyer says the Crown stayed the charge at a court appearance on Thursday.

Dale Fedorchuk says Hallman had been offered an alternative measures settlement, but it would have involved an admission of guilt.

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The lawyer says there were plenty of witnesses ready to testify that Hallman was acting in self-defence.

Fedorchuk says Hallman feels exonerated.

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