Today the Auditor General released the 2017 New Brunswick report which included the property tax scandal.
Higgs released a communications email to his members starting it off by saying “Brian Gallant was caught.”
The report made many claiming that Premier or his Chief of Staff put the pressure on Service New Brunswick for the changes to the assessment system which included the ‘Fast Track’ project.
Higgs spoke on the facts that were presented within the report, and said “I connected the dots today when I asked the Auditor General those questions and exposed those facts.”
After asking for a donation to the party to help defeat the current government, Higgs promised that his government if elected in the 2018 provinical election “will implement her recommendations, to make our tax assessment system more fair and transparent.”
Blaine Higgs Statement:
Dear Friend,Today, the Auditor General released her report on the property tax scandal and Brian Gallant was caught.Now we know either the Premier or his Chief of Staff are to blame for Service New Brunswick fast tracking changes to the assessment system.Premier Gallant has said all along he only learned about the fast track idea in March 2017.Now we know Premier Gallant told his Chief of Staff about the fast track idea in May 2016.I connected the dots today when I asked the Auditor General those questions and exposed those facts.Now I need your help, so everyone in New Brunswick will hear the truth. For every five dollars you donate we can make sure our message reaches around 500 more people.I told the Auditor General today that we respect her work and we will implement her recommendations, to make our tax assessment system more fair and transparent.To get there we have to win in 2018. Let’s get to work!Sincerely,BlaineBlaine HiggsLeader of the Official Opposition