Voters need clear facts about the HST

Our MLA John Rustad’s full page advertisement in the June 29 Omineca Express might lead readers to believe the HST will be reduced to 10 per cent after a “no” decision to extinguishing the HST is made by B.C. voters in the coming referendum. Of course, this is not necessarily true.

Dear Editor:

 

Our MLA John Rustad’s full page advertisement in the June 29 Omineca Express might lead readers to believe the HST will be reduced to 10 per cent after a “no” decision to extinguishing the HST is made by B.C. voters in the coming referendum. Of course, this is not necessarily true.

As I understand it, if the “no” side wins, if the B.C. Liberal Party is re-elected government in the next election and if the new government follows through with its commitment, then maybe the HST will be reduced to 10 per cent.

But not until the year 2014.

Whether we intend to vote “yes” or “no” to extinguishing the HST, we deserve to be told the clear, complete and accurate facts by our elected MLA.

 

 

 

Denis Wood

Vanderhoof

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘GoFundMe’ page created for Vanderhoof women who were in a brutal accident last month

Sasha Mortensen and Jessica Raymond were hit by a pick-up truck July 29, while in an embrace on Keith Road next to Plateau Mill.

Vanderhoof sees a surge of scam callers

Residents have received multiple unknown phone calls from a person claiming to be a representative of the CRA or law enforcement, local mounties said.

Brucejack mine fatality identified

Patrick Critch was from Newfoundland

Pretivm Resources reports fatality at Brucejack mine

The isolated incident occurred last Friday, and the employee passed away on Sunday in hospital

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Canucks blank Wild 3-0, take series lead in penalty-filled NHL qualifying clash

Jacob Markstrom stops 27 shots to lead Vancouver past Minnesota

North Okanagan man chains himself to tree in protest of construction

Crews began work clearing space for a new facility Thursday, Aug. 6

Most Read