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Gary Mar ordered to take leave Gary Mar ordered to take leave of absence by Premier Redford after Edmonton fundraiser

Alberta's representative in Asia has been ordered to take an unpaid
leave of absence by Premier Alison Redford, after awarding a trip to
Hong Kong in an Edmonton fundraiser.

The premier has also ordered an ethics investigation.

Former
Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Gary Mar held the
fundraiser last week, to try to recoup the costs of his election
campaign.

Mar spent over $2.5 million on his PC leadership campaign and lost money in the process, he was left owing $265,000.

Tickets for the event were $400, and those who attended got the chance to hear Mar talk about doing business in Hong Kong.

The fundraiser also included an auction prize for a trip to Hong Kong.

Global News has learned a land developer paid $20,000 for the trip.

Premier
Alison Redford spoke with Global News, saying the fundraiser was
inappropriate. Redford says she is very conce

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Added: Mar-10-2012 Occurred On: Mar-10-2012
By: Hiarken
In:
Regional News
Tags: Politics, fraud, theft
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (load item map)
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