New Brunswick's Liberal leader Brian Gallant is getting called out for not knowing his numbers less than a week before the provincial election.
The criticism emanates from two interviews Gallant had with CBC News on September 12.
In the first Q & A, the 32-year old Liberal leader repeatedly said that his plan to raise taxes for the richest New Brunswickers would mean that just 200 people, making over $500,000, would end up paying a higher level of taxes than those in the province of Quebec.
CBC gave Gallant a re-do interview — five hours later — where he corrected himself claiming that his tax increase would actually affect about 600 people making over $370,000.
"I take full responsibility. A staffer was working 'til about 4 a.m. to provide us with this [information]," he said.
"Obviously in a campaign things move very quickly but I should have double checked."
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