Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Opposition in Manitoba Says Questions Remain over Premier's Hiking Accident

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Opposition in Manitoba Says Questions Remain over Premier's Hiking Accident

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Questions continue over premier's broken arm

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Opposition NDP says Premier Brian Pallister needs to clear up some details about his recent vacation in New Mexico where he broke his arm.

NDP critic Andrew Swan says questions remain, including whether the premier is using a government cellphone following controversy over his availability at his vacation home in Costa Rica.

Pallister was injured Nov. 13 when he fell during a solo hike in New Mexico.

When he didn't turn up as scheduled, his wife reported him missing and was he eventually located at a trail head by a state police officer.

A government spokesperson responded that Pallister wasn't carrying a phone during the hike because the signal on the trail was spotty, but that the premier was carrying a phone the rest of the time.

The premier has not been available to the media since the accident but he did post a Facebook video update over the weekend with questions posed by a government staff member. …

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