NEWS RELEASE · 31st March 2010
BC NDP Caucus
New Democrat Leader Carole James has vowed her caucus will fight the B.C. Liberal Harmonized Sales Tax legislation, introduced this afternoon in the legislature.
“Today’s HST legislation is the ultimate betrayal of the public trust,” said James. “The B.C. Liberals promised voters and businesses they wouldn’t introduce the HST. But that’s exactly what they did. They broke their promise to the people of this province.
“New Democrats have fought the HST every step of the way. And we’ll use every tool at our disposal to fight this Bill in the legislature.”
This spring, Carole James and the New Democrats have taken their anti-HST campaign on the road, meeting with concerned British Columbians and putting pressure on B.C. Liberal MLAs to vote against the legislation.
“It will take seven B.C. Liberal MLAs to defeat this Bill. Seven MLAs to stand with their constituents and vote against this regressive tax. We’re calling on the B.C. Liberals to honour their campaign promise, stand with New Democrats and say ‘No’ to the HST,” said James