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Tories to Run Radio Ads Holding Selinger Accountable

April 25, 2012 9:26 AM | News

Greg Selinger (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party will start running radio ads targeting Premier Greg Selinger and the provincial NDP.

The ads are aimed at reminding Selinger “of the promise he made not to raise taxes, a promise he is in the process of breaking with his 2012 budget,” say the Tories.

“Greg Selinger was very specific in the provincial election,” PC leader Hugh McFadyen said on Wednesday. “He promised not to raise taxes. He said ‘we’ll deliver on that.’ Now that he’s dispensed with the votes of Manitobans, he turns around and breaks his clear promise with $184 million of tax increases on Manitoba families.”

The Tories point out a quote by Selinger as aired on CJOB September 12, 2011, stating, “Our plan is a five-year plan to ensure that we have future prosperity without any tax increases and we’ll deliver on that.”

The ads, which run until the 2012 budget vote, encourage Manitobans to call Selinger’s office directly to voice their frustration.

Listen to the ad below: