02/10/2015 03:15 EST | Updated 04/12/2015 05:59 EDT

Joanne Bernard, Nova Scotia MLA, Alleges Mountie Made Inappropriate Comment

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia RCMP say a member of the force is being investigated after a complaint was received from a provincial cabinet minister.

Sgt. Al LeBlanc says police received a call Monday from Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard alleging that a Mountie made an inappropriate comment to her and a member of her staff during a phone conversation at her constituency office.

LeBlanc wouldn't reveal details about the comment or the officer allegedly involved but says the Mounties have launched an internal investigation.

Bernard issued a statement saying she had concern with the conduct of an individual who contacted her office and identified themselves as a member of the RCMP.

She says she then contacted police.


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