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MP defends plan to give water bottles with Tory logo to kids Add to ...

A Conservative member of Parliament is defending her plan to give free water bottles, with the party logo, to French immersion students in Winnipeg.

Shelly Glover says she simply wanted to congratulate the kids on speaking a second language.

Ms. Glover sent a letter to one of the school divisions in the Manitoba capital, offering to give them water bottles adorned with her name and the Conservative party logo.

But the school division rejected the idea, citing a policy that prohibits the use of teaching aids that promote specific parties or people.

Ms. Glover says she hopes to talk to the school board and find some other way to promote French immersion.

But she says there is nothing wrong with being proud of her political party and displaying that pride to students.

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