February 10, 2019 10:26 am
Updated: February 10, 2019 11:02 am

Pallister criticized after posting Winnipeg snow pictures on social media – while vacationing in Costa Rica

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to media after meeting with the Manitoba Islamic Association at the Grand Mosque in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Pallister addressed topics such as the Quebec mosque shooting, indigenous night shooting and his time spent in Costa Rica.


Pictures of snow in Winnipeg have been posted on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s social media accounts even though Pallister was at his vacation home in Costa Rica.

Last week, a few pictures were put up on Instagram and Twitter. One shot had a caption asking people if they liked the snow and another warned of more snow and strong winds in the forecast.

The premier’s office confirms that Pallister was in Costa Rica and staff members posted the pictures.

Andrew Swan of the Opposition New Democrats says it appears as if Pallister was pretending to be at work while vacationing in the tropics.

The premier’s office says in a written statement that it’s common across Canada for political staff to post social media messages on behalf of their bosses.

Pallister has been criticized in the past over his villa in Costa Rica.

Last year, he admitted he owed back taxes and penalties on the property.

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