The panicky PCs have a new campaign message: “Okay, voters, you dropped us 20 points in the polls so here’s your damn money back.”
Public forgiveness is not a sure thing.
At every stage of this scandal over the committee that paid for no work, Alison Redford’s PCs have only done what they were forced to do.
On the eve of the election call, after a vitriolic six-hour meeting of MLAs, they agreed to give back $6,000 – the pay since Redford became premier.
Only two days ago Redford was saying they weren’t paid from the moment she took office.
Not quite true. They were paid, the public found out about it, and the PCs rebated the bare minimum under extreme pressure.