HST marks Premier Gordon Campbell's demise
By BILL TIELEMAN, 24 hours columnist
"When public debate becomes focused on one person rather than what's in the best interests of British Columbia, we have lost sight of what is important. When that happens, it's time for a change.”
And while a rumoured B.C. Liberal MLA caucus revolt and a leadership review vote by party members to be announced at their convention both put pressure on Campbell, they were both symptoms, not the cause.
consumers would cost them each hundreds if not thousands of dollars every year.
Even Campbell’s last-minute attempt to avoid the electoral electric chair with a 15 per cent income tax cut announced in last week’s televised address couldn’t get him a reprieve from voters.
The quickest solution: a $1.6 billion, one-time-only grant from the federal Conservative government for imposing the HST.
Fight HST then did the impossible — we launched the first-ever successful citizens’ initiative petition demanding the HST’s elimination. It gathered 705,000 signatures across B.C.’s 85 ridings and was declared valid by Elections BC.