Bill Vander Zalm approved to fight HST
Vancouver, B.C. — The Canadian Press Published on Thursday, Feb. 04, 2010 5:01PM EST Last updated on Thursday, Feb. 04, 2010 6:32PM EST
Starting April 6th, the race will be on to collect enough signatures on a petition to derail the BC government's plan to harmonize the provincial sales tax with the GST.
BC's Chief Electoral Officer has given former premier and anti-HST crusader Bill Vander Zalm approval in principal to launch the petition.
HST opponents will have 90 days from April 6th to collect signatures from at least 10 per cent of registered voters in each of BC's 85 electoral districts in order to force a referendum on the tax.
Vander Zalm is confident it can be done, saying a lot of people have already signed up to join the anti-HST fight and the campaign will soon go into every BC riding – in his words – “like gangbusters”.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
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