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Pallister attacks NDP ads' allegations over cuts to public servants

Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister

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Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister (MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES)

Opposition Brian Pallister tried to calm the fears of Manitobans today that he would axe nurses and teachers if he became premier.

His comments were in response to what he said were false allegations made by the NDP in a recent TV attack ad.

Pallister said the ads unnecessarily frighten public servants and he pledged that no frontline civil servants would lose their jobs under a Progressive Conservative government.

"If one nurse or one teacher is fearful of their job security because of these ads, that is one too many," Pallister said. "There is enough fear and uncertainty in the world without making things up."

Pallister said he runs the risk of drawing more attention to the NDP’s ad, but felt it was necessary to reaffirm they convey a false image of him to Manitobans.

"Two years out before the next provincial election, they serve to define the NDP far more than they define me," he said. "They demonstrate that the government is afraid."

Pallister also said since the ad started airing about a month ago he and his Tories have found that about one in 10 people put some stock in it.

"Even though I run the risk with this statement today of giving some credibility to something that’s incredible and false, it’s those people I’m addressing this message today," he said.

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