September 20, 2010
The introduction of the HST has been blamed for the slowing housing market (amongst other things). Amidst the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, our brilliant provincial governments decided to introduce a new tax onto many things that could be considered everyday purchases.
But now, some BC residents are standing up against it. Chris Delaney, head of the anti-HST force, is rallying volunteers willing to fight.
According to the Globe and Mail, Chris Delaney said:
“Its’ [sic] a fun thing…It will also help gauge interest in each riding and build an army of volunteers to ensure success.”
But it’s an uphill battle. For the petition to succeed, Delaney must retain signatures from 40 per cent of the residents who voted in the last election. That’s A LOT!
Just pause for thought– this is democracy at work. Citizens organizing against the government for a policy which they deem to be inefficient. Pretty cool! Maybe if the HST is eradicated in BC, Ontario will follow suit as well. But that’s a long way off– even if it does happen.
If you want to join in, check out fighthst.com.