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Would Nellie McClung tell Manitoba Conservatives to howl away?

After making national news for wishing "infidel atheists" a happy holiday, the Manitoba Conservative leader is back.

Brian Pallister's party is taking issue with the decision of the Manitoba Status of Women Council to hold an event on Jan. 28 to commemorate the day women got the right to vote in the province and celebrate Manitoba suffragist Nellie McClung.

The 98th anniversary of women's suffrage in Manitoba happens to fall on the same day as two provincial byelections. Pallister's Progressive Conservative Party says the event may violate a ban on government advertising during election campaigns.

Steve Lambert of the Canadian Press started the conversation on Twitter:


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