The author of the Progressive Conservative election plan said they had so much to work with they were almost giddy.
Campaign manager, David McLaughlin tells 680 CJOB they used what the NDP gave them.
“(And) Put it into this frame that we thought resonated with people and that was called ‘Broken Trust and Broken Government’. It was the broken trust about the PST, but there was a real sense that this government was breaking apart. It had lost its way. It was fighting amongst itself,” says McLaughlin.
McLaughlin’s comment is valid even though the election is over. It seems the infighting continues. Defeated St. Norbert MLA, Dave Gaudreau, who publicly criticized Greg Selinger’s leadership, then took those comments back, is back at it. He contends the party could have won the election if Selinger had quit when the caucus revolt happened in 2014.
The PC’s won 40 of the 57 seats available in the Manitoba Legislature, a historic win the likes of which haven’t been seen for a century.