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Putting the high in highways
The Tories asked FIVE questions about FIVE different highways in Question Period Wednesday. Plus one about a traffic light in the RM of Rosser.
We heard a question about Highway 2 near Wawanesa. We got one on the TransCanada near Headingley. Why hasn’t Highway 59 near St. Malo been upgraded? Same with PTH 304 near Powerview! And don’t forget the bridge over the floodway on PTH 15. And what about the lights in Rosser?Oh, the humanity! To be fair, Leader Hugh McFadyen was away at the Association of Manitoba Municipalities meeting in Brandon, and since leaders have latitude to talk longer (and they do, especially Hugh), there was way more time left for questions on Wednesday than there normally is. The Tories had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to fill their 40 minutes in QP.
Still, five questions? If this is how it's going to be, there's a pothole on Newman Street that needs a little Tory TLC.
About Mary Agnes Welch
Mary Agnes Welch joined the Free Press in 2002, first as a general assignment reporter and then covering city hall and the Manitoba legislature before moving to her current post as public policy reporter.
Before Winnipeg, she worked at the Windsor Star and the Odessa American, a small daily newspaper in West Texas. There, in addition to covering more than 20 counties, she took high school football scores from coaches all over West Texas by phone every Friday night.
Mary Agnes is a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, has won several Western Ontario Newspaper Awards and has been part of two teams of reporters nominated for a Michener Award. In 2011, she was nominated for a National Newspaper Award in the beat category. She is also the former national president of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
She once misspelled "Shih Tzu" in the paper and received 37 emails from angry dog-owners.
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