Winnipeg firefighters are getting hugs from Gail Asper and Winnipeg taxpayers are getting hosed again.
For the second week in a row we've had to watch a carefully choreographed exercise designed to convince us there's a groundswell of support for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
First, four Crown Corporations handed over one million dollars apiece of money taken from ratepayers who thought they were buying services like car insurance and electricity from government monopolies.
Then, the Winnipeg firefighters union pledged one dollar from each member for five years for the museum, millionaire moocher Gail Asper's vanity project. Between hugs from her, they promised to try and collect the same amount from every firefighter in Manitoba.
Obviously the Firefighters Burn Fund doesn't need the money.
You don't need to be a fire investigator to know something's not kosher here.
In all the smoke and mirrors, is there a smoking gun?
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