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BC Liberal Cabinet Minister Quits BC Liberal Caucus Over HST

June 11, 2010

Interesting. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for the BC Liberal Government, has resigned from both the BC Liberal Caucus and Cabinet over opposition to the HST.

Even more interesting: any debate that the HST was something that has planned by the BC Liberals before the May 2009 Election can be put to rest. According to Lekstrom:

“[A]s a member of Caucus and Cabinet, I can confirm that the HST was not contemplated before the May 2009 election.”

So, what is going to happen now? Watch for the BC Liberals to start painting Lekstrom as a maverick, opponents of the BC Liberals to start saying that this is proof that the BC Liberals are collapsing, and anti-HST local Peace River South Lekstrom opponents to point out that Lekstrom did actually vote in favour of the HST.

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