In their arrogance, they're convinced the law doesn't apply to them. They can always rely on their apologists to run interference for them, whether it's Winnipeg Free Press columnist Dan Lett, inventing excuses for why the NDP needs to break the law, or Legislature reporter Bruce Owen, musing over whether breaking the law is wrong if government members do it.
Make no mistake, the Premier of the province, Greg Selinger, has broken the law. He`s done it blatantly in the belief that nobody can do anything about it. He`s declared that he and the NDP are above the laws of Manitoba.
But the law is clear:
C.C.S.M. c. B5
The Balanced Budget, Fiscal Management and Taxpayer Accountability Act
TAX REFERENDUM REQUIREMENT
Referendum required for tax changes
10(1) Subject to subsection (2), the government shall not present to the Legislative Asse…