An important news item for everyone in British Columbia !!! Please read and forward to everyone you know!!
The Conservative government will introduce legislation requiring Parliament to vote on plans by the Ontario and British Columbia governments to adopt the harmonized sales tax, CTV News has learned// If the legislation fails to pass, the provincial governments will be unable to pass the HST.
The Conservatives support the HST and want the legislation passed by the holiday break. However, the legislation will not be a confidence motion, meaning the government cannot be defeated on the bill.
“(The Conservatives) are saying if it is defeated it will not be revisited, meaning the end of the harmonized sales tax in Ontario and British Columbia,” CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife said on Thursday night.
Politically, the move puts the federal Liberals in a difficult position.
If they support the bill, they will face criticism on the left from the NDP.
Help defeat the bill, and the provincial Liberal governments in B.C. and Ontario, may not help their federal counterparts in the next election.
Time to put the pressure on your local MP ! Call, email, whatever -just do it. Here is a link to find your MP contact information by postal code: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC