Stefanson Government Denies Favouritism

No Favouritism Here

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is being accused of playing political favouritism after it signed a 10 year contract with Keewatin Air to fly critically ill Manitobans.

Government services minister James Teitsma says Keewatin Air was selected to provide medevac services in the province over the next decade through a competitive tendering process with multiple bids.

The board of directors of Winnipeg-based aviation company Exchange Income Corporation, which owns Keewatin Air, includes five Progressive Conservative Party donors and was previously chaired by former PC premier Gary Filmon.

Teitsma denies they played favourites, saying the company simply put forward the best proposal as determined by staff in his department.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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