Calgary Police have confirmed that a former advisor to Jason Kenney’s leadership campaign has been charged with assault after an altercation Friday night. The incident occurred near the Telus Convention Centre, where the Progressive Conservative leadership convention is happening.
Alan Hallman was suspended from the party in January after he allegedly made comments about party members on social media. The suspension came with a one year ban from attending PCAA events, including delegate selection meetings and the leadership convention.
In a statement Hallman called the event unfortunate and said he “regrets any inconvenience or upset that may have resulted from this incident.”
Full statement released on the behalf of Allan Hallman regarding the incident can be found below:
Alan Hallman acknowledges that an unfortunate police involved altercation occurred last evening at or near the PC leadership convention. Hallman regrets any inconvenience or upset that may have resulted from this incident. However, he commits to full cooperation with all involved to ensure a speedy and appropriate resolution to this matter.
Neither Hallman nor his associates are in a position to offer further comment at this time, and we thank Calgary media in advance for respecting a request for privacy.