Russ Campbellâ€™s Blog: Pauline Marois Buries the Lead
Talk about buryÂing the lead. Parti QuĂ©bĂ©cois leader Pauline Marois has been in a hard-fought elecÂtion camÂpaign since March 5 and sheâ€™s kept seÂcret her govÂernÂmentâ€™s inÂtenÂtion to cut both busiÂness and inÂdiÂvidÂuÂalsâ€™ inÂcome taxes afÂter the province balÂances its budÂget. What self disÂciÂpline!
AmazÂing as this sounds, with only a few days left in the camÂpaign, she told the MonÂtreal Board of Tradeâ€™s Michel Leblanc that a re-elected PQ govÂernÂment would cut busiÂness taxes. Then later she told reÂporters her promise would also exÂtend to inÂdiÂvidÂual taxÂpayÂers.
ApÂparÂently, Marois said she waited unÂtil Day 30 of the camÂpaign to menÂtion the comÂmitÂment beÂcause â€śNot a lot of peoÂple asked me [about tax cuts]. The board of trade asked me the quesÂtion.â€ť