Premier Gary Doer was miffed he didn't receive a copy of Leo Ledohowski's proposal to build a stadium in St. Boniface and said he hasn't been part of any negotiations.
"It's not negotiations when somebody puts out a press release and says give us millions and millions of dollars before we even see it or discuss it," said Doer.
Ledohowski's proposal hinges on receiving $40 million from the province.
Doer said someone hoping to build something that depends on public funds should probably speak to the levels of government involved beforehand.
"I'm a little surprised, quite frankly, that we weren't even given a copy," he said.
Doer said he wouldn't comment further on Ledohowski's pitch until he sees a proposal.
"When we get the courtesy of a copy of the proposal we'll read it and then we'll actually be able to comment on it," said Doer.
"I'm just an old-fashioned person. If I'm going to ask you for a $100 tonight, I probably shouldn't announce it in a scrum."
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz has been silent since Ledohowski officially unveiled his plans Monday.
"Everything's really premature, everything's hypothetical. The city hasn't been formally approached on any of this stuff," said Katz spokeswoman Carmen Barnett.
"The mayor's not going to comment on any proposals or reviews before the Bomber board."