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Manitoba Election 2016: NDP Blasts Campaign Promises Of PC, Liberal Rivals

03/21/2016 10:16 EDT | Updated 03/22/2017 05:12 EDT
WINNIPEG — Manitoba's NDP is firing back at campaign election promises made over the weekend by the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives.

The Conservatives promised an economic development plan on Saturday to promote sustainable development of forestry and mining in Manitoba's north, as well as tourism in the region.

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NDP leader Greg Selinger speaks to candidates and supporters during a NDP 2016 provincial election rally in Winnipeg, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Photo: John Woods/CP)

A statement on the NDP website says Conservative Leader Brian Pallister has no real plan for the north and the party's promised cuts will hurt the region.

Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari, meanwhile, promised on Sunday to double funding for the Winnipeg Drug Treatment Court, saying the investment will save money because the addicts will be less likely to reoffend.

The NDP says it agrees with supporting programs for addicts, noting that it created the drug treatment court together with the federal government.

It adds the Liberals' plan to privatize liquor sales will take millions of dollars every year away from organizations that help addicts.

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