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CityNews: Former Manitoba cabinet minister accused by colleagues of trying to rush mine project days after losing election

January 4, 2024 — 

A political analyst said an approval of such a major project by a defeated government would be unusual.

“The case of the silica sand project approval is precisely the type of major, consequential, highly contentious, longer-term decision which should not (be) considered to be made during the transition period,” said Paul Thomas, professor emeritus of political studies at the University of Manitoba.

“Such an action would represent the far end of a continuum of inappropriate behaviour.”

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