Manitoba Tories may not support photo radar

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WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Tories are taking a close look at the prospect of photo radar and red light cameras in that province, but have yet to take a stance on the issue.

The caucus met yesterday with three members of the Winnipeg Police Service to find out more about the controversial ticketing methods and discuss the issue.

Although the Tories passed legislation allowing red light cameras before getting the boot in the 1999 election, they aren’t so sure they’ll support the movement now.

“We’re a new caucus with new members, so we want to have an open discussion,” highways critic Harold Gilleshammer told local media following the meeting.

Manitoba’s NDP government is also studying the issue. While Highways Minister, Steve Ashton, is enthusiastic about red light cameras, he appears somewhat wary about photo radar, which has proven to be a liability to provincial governments in B.C. and Ontario.

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