Anti-HST campaign moves forward

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It’s now 83 down and only two to go, with more than six weeks to get them, in the HST petition campaign.

 

Fight HST Lead Organizer, Chris Delaney, says the petition to repeal the HST has crossed the Elections BC 10% threshold in 83 of 85 ridings.

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Delaney says the Fight HST internal threshold of 15% or more has been reached in 57 of 85 ridings.

Meantime, for the first time, campaign leader Bill Vander Zalm says, if the dispute over the blended tax goes to recall, he’s prepared to focus on the ridings of the Mr. Campbell and Mr. Hansen.

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Speaking at a social housing news conference in Vancouver, Premier Campbell isn’t ruling out a Province wide referendum on the HST, or a vote in the Legislature.

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To date over 7,000 people have signed the petition in Peace River North and over 4,000 in Peace River South.

The anti-HST petition will be submitted on July 5, after which Elections BC will have 42 days to check the petition.

Once the petition is validated, the Legislature will reconvene in September to vote on the bill to repeal the HST.

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