One of Premier Greg Selinger’s top advisors is at the centre of an investigation.
Both the province and the United Food And Commercial Workers Union have cut ties with Heather Grant-Jury.
In a statement, the UFCW Local 832, says she is no longer employed as the union’s director of its training centre as they conduct an internal investigation.
Tory house leader Kelvin Goertzen worried that taxpayers’ money could have been at risk, if government money went to the training centre.
She was a senior aide to the premier during last year’s cabinet revolt before returning to work with the union. She was also appointed to the board of MPI last October, but has now resigned.
Premier Greg Selinger spoke to 680 CJOB about the situation.
“My duty is to ensure that the public interest is protected, and we have done that by making sure there is no connection to government and that all government resources are accounted for,” Selinger says.
Winnipeg Police confirm they’ve received a “report” from the UFCW but won’t say if they’ve launched any sort of criminal investigation.