Radio Ad Says Manitoba’s NDP Doesn’t Care About the Poor

WINNIPEG — A new political ad hitting the airwaves today continues to take shots at Manitoba’s governing NDP.

The group Manitoba Forward has released a 30-second radio ad challenging the province on their record of dealing with poverty and education.

“The legacy of 16 years of NDP rule is that Manitoba is now the child poverty capital of Canada, the food bank use capital of Canada and the lowest test scores and graduation rates in the country,” said Dave Shorr, executive director of Manitoba Forward.

“The reality is their single concern is amassing power at the most vulnerable in this province. And that’s completely shameful.”

Last week, the group put out a pre-roll video ad questioning the government’s “Steady Growth and Good Jobs” campaign.

The ads come out roughly a month before the NDP leadership convention on March 8.