Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Wife Withdraws Allegations against Former Alberta Justice Minister

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Wife Withdraws Allegations against Former Alberta Justice Minister

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Former Alberta minister's ex withdraws allegations

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CALGARY - The ex-wife of a former Alberta justice minister has withdrawn serious allegations she made against him as their marriage broke down.

Jonathan Denis resigned during last spring's provincial election campaign after his estranged wife, Breanna Palmer, alleged in court documents that he had kneed her in the face, tampered with her car's brakes, and thrown temper tantrums.

The details of the allegations were revealed the day before the May election when a judge lifted a publication ban and removed an emergency protection order against Denis, saying he was satisfied that Palmer was "not in danger of family violence."

The MLA for Calgary-Acadia was never charged with a crime and continued to run in the election, but was defeated by an NDP candidate. …

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