• PROVINCE WILL SCALE BACK HST RATE IF ‘NO’ VOTE SUCCESSFUL IN REFERENDUM

    The provincial government passed a binding motion in the B.C. Legislature on May 31 to reduce the rate of the harmonized sales tax to 10 per cent by July of 2014 should British Columbians vote no in...

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  • ELECTIONS BC WON’T RELEASE ANTI-HST PETITION UNTIL COURT ACTIONS RESOLVED

    “The law is clear – the petition must be forwarded by the chief electoral officer before the committee acts,” said Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater, one of the members of the Select Standing Committee for Legislative Initiatives. On Aug....

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  • PROVINCE PASSES BILL ABOLISHING PROVINCIAL SALES TAX

    B.C. is one step closer to implementing the harmonized sales tax (HST). Last week, the Consumption Tax Rebate and Transition Act eliminating the provincial sales tax (PST) passed in the provincial Legislature.

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  • TOWN TO PROVIDE SPACE FOR ANTI-HST PETITION EFFORTS

    Osoyoos town councillors have agreed to give free space to anti-HST petitioner Paul McCavour to assist him in his bid to collect local signatures against the pending HST. “This is not an endorsement by council,” said Coun. CJ...

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  • Paul McCavour has been the lead voice behind an anti-HST movement in Osoyoos.  Photo by Julie Turner/ Osoyoos Times File - Click on picture for larger image
    ANTI-HST MOVEMENT GETS GO-AHEAD TO PETITION VOTERS

    Paul McCavour is determined to help former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm extinguish the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) – and the formal part of the process has officially begun. “We have a 60-day waiting period, and after that...

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