Selinger Releases Personal Tax Return
The leader of the NDP Party wants you to know he doesn’t have any secret off-shore accounts.
Greg Selinger invited the media to his home Sunday morning to share the details of his 2014 tax return.
He says in light of the Panama Papers, this year’s tax time has been getting a bit of extra attention, adding he just wants to be open and transparent.
“I think we are all at a time where there’s more demands for public transparency, more of a request for people to be clear about what their personal circumstances are and whether it has an impact on their role in public office. I’m just letting you know there’s no complications in my case.”
According to return, which he let reporters look at, his total income was $147, 374. His net income was $137, 292, which is what he made as Premier. Selinger notes the only property he owns beside his house in Old St. Boniface is a cabin which he co-owns with his wife.
Selinger is challenging other provincial leaders to share their tax return, as well.
Liberals Respond By Releasing Bokhari’s T4
The Manitoba Liberal Party annouced they will be releasing Leader Rana Bohkari’s T4 Sunday afternoon.
Progressive Conservatives Call Stunt “Desperate”
It appears the Progressive Conservatives won’t be following suit. Instead they’ve released a statement calling Selinger’s stunt “desperate, American-style politics from an old, tired government trying to divert voters attention from the real issues that matter to families”.
In a release the party says, Selinger says he’s transparent but lied to Manitobans about not raising the PST, refuses to provide details of the $670, 000 in special severance payments he approved to NDP staffer and resuses to release documents to the Ombudsman related to the Tiger Dam deal.
The PC’s say they’re the only party offering a blanced place for clean open government.