New Brunswick Conservatives are openly disputing claims that they promised not to raise taxes during last year's election campaign. Conservatives raised a number of taxes - nearly $100 million worth - to fight the deficit in their first budget. Now, they say if those deficit numbers don't improve, they may have to do it again in budget #2 next spring. But that clearly breaks a promise Conservatives made during last year's election not to raise taxes - or does it? Conservatives now say that promise was a misunderstanding and they're not bound by it.
The CBC's Robert Jones looked into the matter and talks with Jonna about his findings.