It’s an election year, so voters might be able to expect more than the usual number of political gaffes.
The latest comes from Conservative MP David Wilks, who admitted a $32.6-million oops in a funding announcement he made earlier this month.
The British Columbia MP for Kootenay-Columbia said the federal government was investing $156 million in capital improvements in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks — projects like bridge repairs, Trans-Canada Highway paving, avalanche mitigation and other improvements.
But eagle-eyed readers of the Revelstoke Mountaineer tipped the newspaper off that many of the “new” projects on the list had been covered in the 2014 budget.
Wilks admitted to the Mountaineer on Sunday that he had overstated the number by $32.6.
“I made a mistake,” he said, listing several projects that were indeed from last year’s budget. “So the 2015 announcement should have been $123.4 million.”
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