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Tories and NDP debate who is best at hiding information

While the NDP and Tories may differ in some areas, they are so alike in others.  Monday June 4th, NDP MLA Andrew Swan and Premier Brian Pallister spent time in question period debating who was best at hiding and concealing information.   Andrew Swan accused the Tories of spending months covering and concealing up what was in the KPMG report and keeping it secret while they were making cut after cut to health care.    The Premier accused the NDP of concealing and covering up what is in their harassment report.


Here is the exchange:


Mr. Swan: –the KPMG report makes it clear why the Premier, who claims to be about openness and transparency, was so reluctant to share it. The report recommends many cuts to services, cuts to the Seniors Eyeglass Program. Why? To cut costs. Cut subsidies for children's orthopedic shoes. Why? To cut costs. Cut supports for children's hearing aids. Why? To cut costs. Introduce co-payments for home ostomy supplies. Why? To cut costs. To stop letting residents in southeast Manitoba seek treatment in nearby Minnesota. Why? To cut costs.
      But it's not too late. Will the Premier (Mr.  Pallister) just confirm he will not implement these cuts in the KPMG report?

Mr. Pallister: ...
      Madam Speaker, in respect of admissions, why doesn't the NDP admit that they're covering up their  harassment report? Why don't they release it so that we can review it? We've demonstrated as a government we're serious about making this a safer workplace, yet we hear nothing from the NDP but a continuation of the culture of cover-up that got them into the mess they were in. At the start of this session nothing has demonstrated any willingness to change.
     

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