Two days ago the Winnipeg firefighters union announced it was endorsing her for mayor. But yesterday that endorsement exploded in her face when another mayoral election candidate, Robert Falcon-Ouellette, started asking questions about the extent of the union's support.
Union boss Alex Forrest sneered "It's a stupid complaint." He then told the Winnipeg Free Press that the signs carried and t-shirts promoting Wasylycia-Leis by his members "were all invoiced to her campaign." Reporter Aldo Santin got confirmation from the Wasylycia-Leis campaign that the items will be a reported campaign expense.
That's what's known in police circles as "a confession."
The city bylaw governing municipal elections, passed under orders by the provincial NDP government, states categorically:
Prohibited contributions not to be acce…