Thursday June 7th, NDP MLA Mr. Altemeyer and Conservative MLA Ms Squires debated over who was the best at breaking promises. The transcript from Hansard is below:
Mr. Rob Altemeyer (Wolseley): A question for the Premier (Mr. Pallister), if I may.
Last year, this Premier and his government made a promise to Manitoba's fishers. The promise was that they would be paid within seven days of the fisher making a sale of their product to a fish dealer. Four fishing communities found out the hard way that that promise wasn't worth the paper it was written on.
Why did the Premier break his promise to the fishers in Eddystone, Dawson Bay, Waterhen and Ashern?
Hon. Rochelle Squires (Minister of Sustainable Development): You know, I reject the entire preamble and the false assertions in this member's question.
What I know about breaking promises, though, is that the NDP had made a promise to our House leader, the member for Spruce Woods (Mr. Cullen), and they broke it. That is what a broken promise is. Our government keeps its promises.