As the provincial government continues to make announcements ahead of next week’s election blackout, PC Leader Brian Pallister says they’re recklessly making promises.
Pallister says the barrage of announcements from the NDP government since the fall are an attempt to buy itself power.
He says if elected Premier, the first thing he would do is find out how deep the financial hole is, then do a full performance audit to find out what programs are and are not working.
Does that mean he may have to revoke some of the pledges the NDP have made?
“I don’t think the groups that are having these promises thrown at them believe the promises. So I don’t think it would be a surprise to us to enact reasonable, sustainable policies and practises that could actually achieve improvements. I think that’s what Manitobans are looking for,” Pallister says.
Pallister would not name any specific pledges made that his government would not follow through on.
Meantime, he pledges a Progressive Conservative government would be more open, accessible and ethical one for Manitoba taxpayers.
Pallister released a strategy to make the province the most open government in Canada and increase the flow of information to the public.
It also includes implementing a fixed election period and mandating by-elections be called within six months of a vacancy unless an election is less than a year away.
The PCs would also change election legislation to punish those who violate any election rules.