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Campbell’s Defence Of Lack Of Public Consultation On HST An Insult To The Intelligence of BC’s Public

August 17, 2009

It seems that BC Premier Gordon Campbell is speaking out on why there was a lack of public consultation on the HST:

“Quite honestly, I don’t really think there was time. We had a very tight time frame.”

“HST was nowhere on our radar until close to the end of May.”

I suppose that’s a reasonable excuse not to hold public consultations, right?

Too bad this explanation, uh, “skirts the boundaries of reality.” Especially since in December of 2008, the Premier was presented with a report listing the economic benefits and political downsides if he introduced the HST.

If the BC Liberals feel that they have to re-organize the tax system because they have to pay for boondoggles like the Vancouver Convention Centre, fine. But they don’t have treat British Columbians as stupid while doing it.

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