Manitoba's Opposition leader is promising not to layoff a single front-line civil servant if he wins the next election in 2016.

Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister is responding to NDP attack ads that say he would cut government jobs and services.

He says the ads are false and are a sign that the NDP government is scared.

The New Democrats are pointing to Pallister's earlier promises to cut spending and balance the budget.

Pallister says there are ways to cut waste in government spending without axing jobs.