PCs promised to eliminate partisan ads, but say Manitobans should know they’re keeping promise on PST cut.
The Manitoba Liberals are accusing Brian Pallister’s government of going against its word by using tax dollars to promote a PST cut.
During the 2016 Manitoba election campaign, the Progressive Conservatives promised to eliminate all public spending on partisan advertising.
The party also said it would empower the auditor general to review all advertising and dismiss any promotional materials found to be in violation of the rules.
Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont said the government is breaking its promise by advertising an upcoming reduction of the provincial sales tax to seven per cent.
“There’s no public service element to this,” Lamont said. “It’s not telling people to go get vaccinated. It’s not telling people about a new program they can take advantage of. It’s really just spending public money to promote the party in power.”
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