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The City of Winnipeg has been involved in some shady operations, however nothing has been this obvious to citizens.

WiseUp Winnipeg is alleging that the city is acting in ways that are tricking drivers into getting tickets in the radar zones. On Friday, WiseUp Winnipeg revealed that the city has been removing warning signs from medians where they had been placed to alert drivers of the upcoming radar intersection.

Todd Dube, spokesman for the group, charged that the removal of the signs from at least 32 medians — sometime since June 2009 — is clearly part of the city’s stepped-up attempts to claw revenue from drivers.

“We’ve tracked every median where they did have one, and they’ve been removed,” Dube told the Winnipeg Sun.

“To take them down just shows how dirty they are, and what they’re focused on,” he added. “It shows the cameras have nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with revenue.”

Dube is saying that the signs were removed after the “fiasco” with the construction zone cameras. This was clearly a loss of revenue. “With that construction zone thing and the program nose-diving revenue-wise, they’ve been working hard at strategies to maximize violations,” he explained.

The city is maintaining that signs that are considered to be non essential are not being maintained. Dube says that if the city is removing signs, it is obvious they are not focused on safety.

Manitoba Public Insurance has been ordered to give 45% refunds to all policyholders from 2009/2010. This comes after an investigation into how much money MPI had in a reserve fund for the Personal Injury Protection Plan. When the Public Utilities Board looked into this reserve, they discovered that MPI had an extra $200 million more than is required. MPI was against the 45% refund but was forced to give it by the Public Utilities Board.For the average policyholder, the refund will be around $450 to $500 for every $1,000 of insurance premiums paid. The cheques will be mailed before the end of May.