From the BC government website, this press release:
HST PANEL REQUESTS SUBMISSIONS ON REFERENDUM OPTIONS
VICTORIA – The independent panel reviewing and reporting publicly on the pros and cons of the HST and returning the PST/GST system wants to review relevant research from interested parties.
Until March 4, 2011, interested parties can provide fact-based submissions related to the panel terms of reference:
- The consumer impacts to individuals/families of each option.
- The expected impact of each option to B.C. businesses and B.C. economic competitiveness.
- The fiscal implications of each option to the provincial budget in both the short and long term.
- Relevant information and analyses from other jurisdictions.
Submissions can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to
Submissions within the panel terms of reference will be reviewed and provided publicly as part of the panel reporting process. Duplicate submissions will be noted and provided once in the reporting process. For more information on the independent panel and its terms of reference, visit www.hstinbc.ca.
**** I posted this to Chris Delaney via facebook, and this was his response. Worthy of posting here, with his permission:
“This panel is totally rigged.
First Campbell tried a province-wide tour – that failed.
Then Hansen tried to sell it on the airwaves – that failed.
Then they sent out their brochures – those failed as everyone threw them in the garbage.
Then… they set up the HST Propaganda Office with John Les – that failed.
Now this group of shills for the Liberals will “take submissions” – and do what with them? Tell everyone it turns out the HST is no good afterall? Right. Its pretty rich having a former Alberta Finance Minister where they have no PST tell everyone in BC we need a bigger one! I’d laugh if it wasn’t such a serious problem for so many people.”