Make it real. Make it happen. Fight for yourself, and your province, at a Fight the HST rally near you.

Generally, I’m more inclined to use the power of my words to protest and fight the many injustices forced upon us by the current out of control Liberal government, rather than run around carrying signs and protesting.

 The prospect of the HST , however, has spurred me to greater action.

That’s why I’ll be heading down to Canada Place tomorrow, rain or shine, to help out organizers and throw my support behind the people who have put political differences aside to  create a Citizens Initiative to fight for the people of BC, and fight against the HST. I’ll have my camera in hand and will bring you a full report from my perspective, after the rally.

Despite what the governments very well oiled PR machine has been spinning out, the fact remains that this HST is not going to help people like you and I.

 It’s not going to make it easier to become a homeowner for the first time, nor is it going to make it easier to provide a good life for you and your kids.

 What it will do, is hit you where it hurts most- the wallet. And with rising costs reflected in the prices products and services we all consume, It’s time to find your voice , stand up and say ” NO MORE!”  Come and join us tomorrow at :

CANADA PLACE in Vancouver, at 12 noon – sharp ( Saturday September 19th)

Hosted by former Premier Bill VanderZalm, with the following confirmed speakers:

Tom Shields– M.C. (Former Mayor of Osoyoos)
Bill Vander Zalm – Host (Former BC Premier)
Carole James – Leader of the Official Opposition
Vicky Huntington – Independent MLA – Delta South
Chris Delaney – Deputy Leader, BC Conservative Party
Jordan Braun– Deputy Leader, BC Refederation Party
Barry Morely – Community Business and Professional Association
Sylvia MacLeay – Council of Senior Citizens of BC
Bill Tieleman – No BC HST Facebook Creator / 24 Hours columnist.
Green Party Leader Jane Sterk has declined to participate
For more information,go to


But wait – you don’t have to be in Vancouver to show your support – there are rallies planned in communities all across British Columbia!

Rallies are being planned to occur simultaneously on Sept. 19, all beginning at noon (unless otherwise posted) in the following cities/towns. Please email the organizer directly to volunteer to help.

Don’t see your area? Email

100 Mile House organizer: Janet Derepentigny
Location: 100 Miler Gear Garage (across from Tim Hortons)

Kamloops organizer: Chad Moat
LOCATION: Spirit Square

Kelowna Organizer: Matthew Reed
LOCATION: The Sails, walk to First United Church
NOTE: Time is 12:30PM for this event.

Nanaimo Organizer – Janet Irvine
LOCATION: Maffeo-Sutton Park, Lions Pavilion
NOTE: Time is 1:00PM for this event.

Oliver organizer – Paul McCavour
LOCATION: Highway 97 near Super Valu
NOTE: This rally begins at 3:00 p.m.

Osoyoos organizer: Paul McCavour
LOCATION: junction of Highway 3 and 97

Penticton organizer: Wendy Dion
LOCATION: The front of MLA Bill Barisoff’s office (Main Street)

Prince George organizer: Mike Summers
LOCATION: Pat Bell, MLA office – Central

Quesnel organizer: Martin Eastman
LOCATION: Lebourdais Park
NOTE: This rally begins at 1:00 p.m.

Revelstoke organizer: Vanessa Smith
LOCATION: Grizzly Book & Serendipity Shop

Vancouver organizer: Chris Delaney
LOCATION: Canada Place

Vernon organizer: Miles Lehn
LOCATION: Courthouse Steps

Victoria organizer: Brad Slade
LOCATION: Rear lawn of the Legislature.

Williams Lake organizer: Dave Ligertwood
LOCATION: Boitanio Park, at the Stage



Make it real. Make it happen. Fight for yourself, and your province.

 Ordinary people CAN achieve extraordinary things…