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Pallister bungling continues at Manitoba Hydro

March 21, 2018

WINNIPEG—Unifor says that mass resignation of the Manitoba Hydro board of directors is another signal that Premier Brian Pallister cannot achieve results that benefit the province.

“The Premier is causing chaos in the management of public services and Crown corporations,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Front line public sector workers do great work for Manitobans, but we can’t say the same for Brian Pallister’s performance.”

The mass resignation at Manitoba Hydro follows job cuts, consumer rate increases, and wage freezes for workers at the Crown corporation that provides the second cheapest hydro-electric rates in Canada. Unifor says the Premier is jeopardizing the health of an already precarious situation at the province’s main utility.

“Manitoba Hydro is a core public service that hundreds of thousands of Manitobans and Manitoba businesses rely on,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director. “The Premier is demonstrating that he can’t work with anyone, including his own appointees.”

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at or 778-903-6549 (cell).