Stefanson’s PCs Found Breaking Election Law Again

July 6, 2023

Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB-- The Commissioner of Elections has ruled Heather Stefanson’s PCs broke Manitoba’s election laws yet again.

The Premier was previously formally cautioned by the Commissioner after she was found to have broken election laws in her leadership race. Now the Commissioner has ruled Stefanson’s office illegally used Government resources during the Fort Whyte by-election.

“This is a pattern – Heather Stefanson thinks there is one set of rules for regular Manitobans and another for herself. She has broken elections laws again – it’s about time she apologizes to Manitobans for her repeated illegal behaviour,” said Nahanni Fontaine, NDP House Leader. “It’s clear Premier Stefanson will break the rules to try and get ahead”.

The blackout period for Government Advertising for the next General Election begins August 4th.

“Premier Stefanson should publicly say whether or not she will adhere to the laws around Government blackout restrictions – Manitobans deserve a level playing field when it comes to elections,” said Fontaine.

Stefanson has previously been found to have violated securities law and most recently violated the Conflict of Interest law by failing to disclose property sales of $31 million dollars.

Read the Commissioner's ruling here.