Wonderful news for all of you HST haters out there, and it was no surprise to anyone came on one of the warmest, sunniest days so far this year!
Elections BC has given approval to the Citizens Initiative Petition, which gives FIGHT HST organizers 90 days to collect 10% of registered voters signatures in all ridings – starting April 6th, until July 5th of this year! All to kill the HST ( Hated Sales Tax)! For full details of the press conference, head over to my friend Bill Tielemans blog : http://billtieleman.blogspot.com/2010/02/fight-hst-launches-bc-citizens.html
If successful, the petition will force the government to do one of two things: hold a province wide referendum on the HST( in essence, the opportunity to say yeah or nay to the HST ) – OR – legislate an end to the HST in the legislature.
Either way, over 1500 volunteers have already signed up, and now that Elections BC has given approval to this petition, even more people are likely to see how easy it can be to stop this tax by the very simple task of gathering signatures from other registered voters who are outraged at the prospect of yet another dig in their wallets.
This is an important moment in BC, one that must signify to Premier Gordon Campbell that we are indeed a democracy in B.C., and the people will have their say. In my experience, there is nothing more powerful than a group of people working together for a common goal, and this is your chance to be a part of history and say ” No More! ” to Campbell. What could be simpler than handing someone a pen and asking them to say No with you?
If you would like to sign up and volunteer along with myself and thousands of others across BC, head on over the FIGHT HST website and click on the Volunteer banner highlighted in red near the top. It’s that easy. You don’t even have to know your riding, all you need to know is that you want to stop the most Hated Sales Tax ever, the HST !!
FIGHT FOR BC – FIGHT AGAINST THE HST !!
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