What the hell is going on at Elections BC?
That's the question I'm asking today as the deadline for the independent regulatory authority to announce the results of the Fight HST citizens Initiative petition approaches - and Elections BC says it will not issue a public statement.
Instead they will contact Fight HST and Initiative proponent Bill Vander Zalm [pictured with me above at our Fight HST launch rally April 6] to tell him what is going on with the petition signed by 705,643 voters.
At this time it is unclear what Elections BC will tell Vander Zalm - that the Initiative passed or failed - or most ominously, that they will not release the results!
That would presumably be because a coalition of big business HST supporters is going to court in an attempt to overturn the citizens Initiative.
If so, that would be outrageous.
Elections BC is the body responsible for authorizing and regulating the Initiative - as required by legislation.
Short of a court order there are no ground for Elections BC to fail to do its duty.
Stay tuned here and in the media as we learn what is happening.