Premier Greg Selinger is offering an apology, sort of, for the controversial PST hike.
Selinger has released his first television ad of the 2016 election campaign.
He begins by admitting he and his government “haven’t always gotten it right”.
Selinger admits he was at least partially referring to the decision to raise the sales tax.
680 CJOB asked him if the ad was a way for him to say sorry to voters.
“For sure, we’re letting Manitobans know that if we’ve done something that caught them off guard or offended them, we regret that,” he says. “No question we express our regrets and make our apologies for any mistakes we have made.”
Lagging well behind in the polls, Selinger also took out a full page ad in the Winnipeg Free Press today, to write an open letter to Manitobans.
Opposition leader Brian Pallister says he’ll leave it up to voters to decide if they believe the apology is sincere.
Manitobans go to the polls on April 19th.