WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Tories say the NDP government spent more than $20,000 to stack Premier Greg Selinger’s State of the Province address with supporters last December.
In newly-obtained documents, the Progressive Conservative Party says tickets and sponsorships of the event exceeded $20,000 in taxpayer funds. Previous documents revealed only about $4,500 of taxpayer dollars were used to send 45 employees.
“Our original search for information found a smaller number,” said PC MLA Shannon Martin. “The NDP had an opportunity to come clean, but instead forced us to file more access to information requests to expose the truth.”
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce event usually draws upwards of 1,000 people.