By Christine Rumleskie
More than 1,800 North Peace residents signed the anti-HST petition on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Alvin Stedel discussed the turnout on Moose FM’s Issues and Answers on Wednesday.
Stedel is the regional organizer for Northeastern B.C.’s ‘Fight HST’ Campaign.
He says there are a total of 1,820 signatures that were collected.
In addition to that number, there were 50 more signatures that will need to be resigned, because of problems with one of the petitions.
The petition still needs around 1,200 more signatures, and canvassers now have 89 days to gain support from 10% of the North Peace registered voters.
North Peace MLA Pat Pimm was also on Issues and Answers, but would not speculate what will happen if enough signatures are collected by the July deadline.
Meanwhile, former Premier Bill Vander Zalm sent out a news release on Wednesday, applauding Fort St. John for its efforts in the fight against HST.
He says the North Peace broke records on Tuesday, and has gained the most signatures in one day than any other region in B.C.
To listen to Wednesday’s Issues and Answers, click here.