Pallister Responds to NDP Attack Ads Over Civil Service Cuts

By Sarah Klein

Brian Pallister
PC Leader Brian Pallister holds a news conference on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (HANDOUT)

Manitoba Opposition leader Brian Pallister promised on Tuesday not to begin laying off frontline civil servants if he wins office.

Pallister was responding to NDP attack ads that state the contrary ahead of the 2016 provincial election.

“Manitobans have lots of real things to be frightened of under the NDP government,” Pallister said. “They need to fear ever growing taxes and the erosion of their spending power. They need to fear the growing debt and how it will affect the ability of government to invest on core services into the future.”

Pallister has pledged to reduce government spending and balance the budget, but says cutting jobs in the form of teachers and nurses isn’t the solution.