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Are Manitoba politicians getting free Winnipeg Jets tickets from the liquor board?

May 7, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

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If the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission is doling out free Winnipeg Jets tickets to provincial government officials, we could have a very Canadian political firestorm on our hands.

Ron Schuler, the opposition party’s liquor critic, is trying to get to the bottom of things, according to the Canadian Press.

…the commission gets 10 season tickets that can be divided up and given out for promotions or other purposes.

[Schuler] asked for a list of recipients six weeks ago and says he hasn’t had a reply.

The minister responsible for the liquor commission, Jim Rondeau, says staff are still working on the information and it will be provided soon.

In an unrelated story that popped up in a Google search, did you know they started serving booze at movie theaters in Manitoba?

I feel like that’s an awful idea.

  1. maalea - May 7, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Why would it be so bad to be able to get a pint of beer and a burger before a movie? We have a Movie Tavern here and I love it.

  2. pavelfitzgerald - May 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Lot’s of cities sell booze at movie theatres. Have you been to Winnipeg in the winter? Everyone drinks, it keeps you warm

    • lostpuppysyndrome - May 8, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      Shoot, nothing like some Bailey’s and hot chocolate in your thermos when you’re down at the rink when it’s -20 out.

  3. pavelfitzgerald - May 7, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    If Bryzgalov played here during during the winter he’d be a mess. A big, universal, blue-eyed husky, siberian tiger mess

  4. leafsfan2020 - May 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    It’s un-Canadian.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - May 8, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      Coming from a guy in Toronto, I’m not sure you’re qualified to discuss what’s Canadian and what’s not.

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