HST fight begins in Fort St. John

Photo: Fort St. John residents sign the Citizens Initiative Petition to stop the controversial HST at the Lido on Tuesday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca



By Energeticcity.ca staff

It’s launch day for the Citizens Initiative Petition against the Harmonized Sales Tax.

Local residents are among those across the province getting an opportunity to kill the blended tax.

This is a legally binding petition that, if successful, would require the Campbell government to hold a referendum on the H-S-T or repeal it in the legislature.

However, just to get to that stage, the petition requires the signatures of 10% of registered voters in every riding in the province. And Organizers only have 90 days to do so.

Here in Fort St. John, signatures will be accepted from 9 a.m. until midnight at the Lido Theatre, on 100th avenue and 102nd street.