Straight.com poll: 63% say voters did the right thing in fighting HATED SALES TAX

Bill Vander Zalm calls HST referendum results “historic”

FIGHT HST SAYS “YES TO EXTINGUISH” HST REFERENDUM VOTE HISTORIC VICTORY FOR PEOPLE AND DEMOCRACY

Bill Vander Zalm says citizens David beat HST Goliath in mismatched battle

VANCOUVER – British Columbians’ rejection of the Harmonized Sales Tax in today’s binding referendum is historic and a victory for the people and for democracy in BC, says Bill Vander Zalm, the former BC premier who leads Fight HST, the grassroots group that fought the tax.

“British Columbians have not only rejected an unfair tax but they have also sent a message to not just the BC Liberal government but all governments in Canada – do not break your word to voters after you get elected, “ Vander Zalm said.

“The BC Liberals thought they could get away with imposing the HST after promising not to before the May 2009 election – we proved them wrong twice,” Vander Zalm said.

“We organized the first successful citizens Initiative petition in Canadian history to force a referendum, gathering 705,643 voter signatures in less than 90 days from every one of BC’s 85 ridings.”

“Then we were outspent by up to 100 to 1 but still defeated a combined government and big business advertising campaign using TV, radio, newspaper, telephone and Internet worth between $15 and $30 million that was intended to mislead voters.”

“This has truly been a David versus Goliath battle and today the giant HST has been slain,” Vander Zalm said. “It is an enormous victory for the citizens of BC and for democracy.”

Vander Zalm said it is now urgent that the BC Liberal government quickly bring an end to the HST that shifted a $2 billion tax burden onto consumers and off big business by adding an extra 7% tax onto services and hundreds of items not previously subject to the Provincial Sales Tax.

Did B.C. voters make the right choice on the HST?

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One Response to Straight.com poll: 63% say voters did the right thing in fighting HATED SALES TAX

  1. goyodelarosa says:

    Bill Tieleman is honest enough to admit that the real leaders of FIGHT HST were William Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney:

    http://billtieleman.blogspot.com/

    DON’T GET ANY IDEAS, CHRIS AND BILL, SAYS DAVID SHREK

    But David Shrek, to his shame, told Tony Parsons on CBC Vancouver tonight that Vander Zalm and Delaney should enjoy the victory, but not to get any ideas about taking this to the next logical political level.

    The NDP is trying desperately to try to steal this issue from Chris and Bill’s jaws of victory.
    They will have to bite down hard to resist losing the fight to the Machiavellian Socialists.

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