This is how history happens, people. I’ve learned that real leaders aren’t always the men and women making deals on Howe Street, nor are they always those charged with the care and growth of our province.
Real leaders are regular people like you and I, who have extraordinary determination. I think that sounds a lot like all of you! On that note, on behalf of Norman Farrell and myself, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new blog, Honestly Shared Taxation ( http://honestlyshared.blogspot.com/)
A few experienced BC bloggers will use this space to provide information about HST in British Columbia. We support withdrawal of HST and believe the people have already spoken clearly. The initiative that gathered signatures in every riding of the province was successful but a representative of Gordon Campbell’s government sidelined the measure. We must demonstrate that BC Liberals cannot continue to ignore the clear will of its citizens.
This week a coalition of big business groups who have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the B.C. Liberal Party will be in B.C. Supreme Court in a legal action that could invalidate the Fight HST citizens initiative petition signed by 705,643 voters.It is our intention to identify corporations that actively work to oppress public sentiment and encourage the government that imposes HST without voter mandate. That includes the Council of Forest Industries, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, the Mining Association of B.C., the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Coast Forest Products Association and the Western Convenience Stores Association.We invite citizens to withdraw from business dealings with those who encourage BC Liberals taxation policies. Most of the large corporations of this province are financing court action in opposition to the citizens’ initiative. We will go beyond the front organizations and list their funders. That means that every member of the BC Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates must feel the economic wrath of consumers through boycott
Norman and I look forward to your comments, emails and feedback along the way, and feel free to let us know other companies we may have missed as we go along. It is, and will be a work in progress. We also look forward to hearing what kind of responses you are getting back as a result of letting these companies know you will no longer be doing business with them.