Manitoba Liberals Call for Special Meeting of Public Accounts Committee to Investigate Pallisterís COVID Cuts 

April 27, 2020

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberals are calling for a Special Meeting of the Manitoba Legislature's Public Accounts Committee, especially to ask officials questions about a document the PCs are using to justify over $1.25-billion in cuts.

The Treasury Board Document has been criticized as being inaccurate, including by economists who are being cited in it. For example, while the PCs are claiming Manitoba is the most indebted province in Canada, the CIBC economist whose work was cited says that's not true.

Manitoba Liberals say that given the dramatic changes in revenues and expenditures, it is more important than ever to hold the government to account.

"For more than a month, we have asked the Pallister Government to come up with an economic update on revenues, expenditures. All we've seen is this flimsy document. Someone needs to explain where these numbers came from, what the government is doing and why. We don't have to wait for question period," said Dougald Lamont, MLA St. Boniface and Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party.

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