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BRANDON – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister fired back at Liberal MP Jim Carr on Saturday, saying finger-pointing is just a distraction from "real" issues in Ottawa.
"I think we need to work together effectively, and I think Manitobans are intelligent enough to understand why the federal Liberal government members are starting to point fingers away from Ottawa and at us," Pallister said in an interview with The Brandon Sun.
The premier made the comments following the opening ceremony of the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier on Saturday.
"I’ll leave it at that, except to say that we are making progress on a number of infrastructure files, not least of which would be the outlet construction (for flood mitigation) at the north end of Lake Manitoba, in spite of extensive delays that have been introduced into the process," he said. He also said a number of projects are currently under negotiation with the federal government.
Pallister will be in Brandon Monday for an unspecified funding announcement, following a spate of funding announcements last week, including $300,000 for Manitoba 4-H and shared federal-provincial funding for horticultural research at Assiniboine Community College and Agriculture in the Classroom.
On Friday, Carr, who is the international trade diversification minister, called on members of Manitoba’s heavy construction industry at a breakfast in Winnipeg to join him in working to get federal funds "flowing to Manitoba" to get "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects built.
He blamed the Manitoba government for dragging its heels in getting projects approved.
See the full story in Monday's Brandon Sun.