Amanda Lathlin spoke out in the House of Commons during question period recently to speak out against the lawsuit being filed against The Town of The Pas and volunteer firefighters.
The lawsuit was filed by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries and the owner of the former Town Centre Hotel for the way that the volunteer fire fighters fought the fire that destroyed the hotel two years ago to compensate for their loses and Lathlin says the lawsuit was filed under the guidance of Premier Brian Pallister.
Colleen Mayer the Minister of Crown Services accused Lathlin of putting false information on the record and clarified that the Manitoba Government is not suing the town or individual fire fighters, and that the claim was filed by the insurance company that insures Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries for their Loses.
However,Lathlin pointed out that the statement of claim explicitly Identifies Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries as the plaintiff asking for compensation for the value of their video lottery terminals that were destroyed in the fire and related equipment damages.
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries stated on social media that they already received compensation payment and they have no reason to take part in the statement of claim.
Lathlin went on to say that the volunteer fire fighters worked hard to put out the fire at the Town Centre Hotel but the fire rekindled and the building was destroyed despite their efforts and it saddens her to see the actions of this current government.