Pubdate: Thu, 22 Apr 2010
Source: Southwest Booster, The (CN SN)
Copyright: Southwest Booster 2010


Hours after concluding two-days of presentations about the dangers of 
drugs and alcohol to audiences in Swift Current, MLA Serge LeClerc 
removed himself from the SaskParty Caucus after allegations of drug 
use were raised.

The allegations against LeClerc, the MLA for Saskatoon Northwest, 
were made public when CBC Saskatchewan aired a recording of a phone 
conversation by an individual purported to be LeClerc talking about drug use.

LeClerc says the comments about drug use were not made by him and he 
has not used any illegal drugs in decades.

"I will be going to the police with this matter," LeClerc said. "I 
have asked CBC to provide me with this recording so I can have it 
analyzed by the police and I will be voluntarily seeking a drug test 
to prove that I am clean and drug-free."

"My priority in the coming weeks is to clear my name and, if 
possible, find out who is attempting to smear me in this manner," 
LeClerc said in a statement.
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