Manitoba cabinet minister received government contract, faces disclosure questions

The Canadian Press  03/06/2024 18:53 A Manitoba cabinet minister is being accused of hiding the fact he has a contract with the provincial government. The Opposition Progressive Conservatives filed a complaint Monday with the province’s ethics commissioner, alleging Ian Bushie, the minister of municipal and northern relations, was unfairly granted a contract without allowing other people to bid on it. The Tories also allege Bushie failed to reveal the contract in his disclosure statement, which all Manitoba politicians are required to fill out in order to show their business interests and other holdings. “The ethics commissioner and the (Conflict of Interest) Act has a process that you have to abide by,” interim Progressive Conservative leader Wayne Ewasko said. Bushie is the sole proprietor of Grandpa George’s, a family-run gas station…

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