Selinger cleared of alleged Election Act wrongdoing
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says he's happy he's been cleared of any wrongdoing in an election campaign promise involving the NHL's Winnipeg Jets.
A report from Elections Commissioner Bill Bowles, obtained by The Canadian Press, has rejected a complaint from the Liberal Party that Selinger violated the Elections Finances Act.
The Liberals complained after Selinger announced a partnership with the Jets' charitable foundation for a new after-school program for inner-city youth.
The Liberals said the announcement violated a section of the law that forbids government programs from being announced during an election campaign.
Bowles ruled the announcement was clearly an NDP campaign promise and not a government announcement.
Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard says he's disappointed.
He says he hopes in the future the government will be careful to make it clear they are making promises and not talking about programs.