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For at least a decade, three founders of HyLife Foods have contributed thousands of dollars to the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba.

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by Larry Powell Giving money to political parties, while older than Manitoba itself, has now erupted into something of a political storm in the province. And, to give context to the role of party donations, it's necessary to explain it in chronological order, going back a few months. Colleen Munro, owner and president of Hugh Munro Construction Ltd., Winnipeg. (HMC) A company photo. This summer, Opposition parties slammed the provincial government  when a financial contributor to the PCs, Colleen Munro (above), got the green light to develop a controversial limestone quarry in the southeastern RM of Rosser. The Government-appointed Municipal Board, made up of at least two other PC party donors, approved the project, over-ruling opposition  to the quarry, both  from local residents and the duly-elected local council. (There is no appeal from Board rulings.) As the Manitoba Liberal Leader, Dougald Lamont put it at the time, "If you want something done, all you have to do it to