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Manitoba Liberals Deny Pallister’s ‘Bizarre’ Request to Break an Election Law

August 30, 2019 11:29 AM | News

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Manitoba leader Dougald Lamont’s Liberal Party say Pallister made a “bizarre” request. (CP File Photo/John Woods)

The Manitoba Liberals rejected a “bizarre” request by Manitoba PC leader Brian Pallister and his party that violates Manitoba’s Election Financing Act.

The letter was from the PC’s campaign director, David McLachlin on behalf of Pallister, requesting the release of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA) emergency room wait times.

“Pallister is asking other parties for permission to break elections law,” said Harold Davis, Manitoba Liberal candidate for Union Station. The answer is no. Pallister ignored the fixed date election law, his own election blackout rules, and is now trying to change the rules in the middle of the election. None of that is acceptable.”

According to the Manitoba Liberals, Manitobans are aware from “first-hand experience how Manitoba’s health care system is worse under the PCs.”

There are blackout rules placed on elections to prevent political parties from abusing government resources, especially to benefit the incumbent.

–Staff


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