Can you say tired?

This pivot is interesting, in the way a pivot performed by a drunken ballerina is interesting.  Got this fundraising pitch about an hour after her official HST response.

Somehow I don’t think it’s going to be this easy to ditch the HST.


Message from Premier Christy Clark on HST Referendum

Dear Supporter,Well, the HST referendum is behind us and, while I am disappointed in the result, I wanted to share with you some thoughts about where we go from here.

I think we all owe a special debt of gratitude to Kevin Falcon, our Minister of Finance.  Kevin worked tirelessly to consult with the public to make the case for the improved HST — we would not have come as close as we did without his smarts, energy and leadership.

As I just informed the media, we are returning to the PST with the exemptions that existed prior to the introduction of the HST.  That is what people voted for and that is what will happen. We will also take other measures to help job creators and to make sure our economy remains stable in a sea of global economic turmoil.

Our focus must be on one thing more than any other: jobs for BC families.  We will be presenting a plan that strengthens free enterprise, expands markets for BC products and sticks with our commitments to low taxes and a fiscally responsible approach.

Our cabinet is excited about this plan to defend and create BC jobs — and I think you will be too when it is outlined in the coming weeks.  It is the product of extensive listening and will be a good example of how open government really works for BC families.

The stakes are tremendously high, especially with our economy in jeopardy due to the global situation.  We need to act boldly because the alternative is an NDP government led by Adrian Dix, one of the main architects of the disastrous economic policies of the 1990s.  It is a choice between our free enterprise approach that brings BC together so we all win, or a high tax, free spending plan that tries to divide our province into winners and losers.  The worst part is that their approach really means we all lose.

Adrian Dix is spending his time traveling the province attacking me and our government.  Their union bosses have now joined in with negative TV ads.  We have to fight back.  I hope you will click here to make a secure donation of $25, $50 or $100 today.  With so much on the line, every dollar helps.

It is time for BC to turn the page on our long debate about the HST.  Let’s get on with building our economy and creating a bright future for our families.

Best regards,

Christy Clark

PS:  I would really appreciate it if you could take a minute to make a secure online donation by clicking here.

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6 Responses to Can you say tired?

  1. RossK says:


    And by Monday, you can bet they will be going after that ol’ wedge issue they served up (falsely) on a silver platter when they got in a little trouble before.




  2. Ian says:

    If that’s what she makes of her family friendly jobs plan, she might as well hand over the keys now. But I agree with your call. It’s in her playbook.

  3. Norm Farrell says:

    ” divide our province into winners and losers”

    Boy, does that ever describe BC Liberal policies of the last decade.

  4. Julie says:

    It’s a given, the Campbell/Christy BC Liberal government have been corrupt, and have lied and stolen from the BC citizens, for over a decade. They also cheat to win.

    Campbell lied twice, to be re-elected. The HST wasn’t on His, Hansen, and Harper’s radar. And, the BCR wasn’t for sale either. The ten long dreary years, we have been stolen from and lied to, seems like a hundred years of lies and deceit.

    Canada is now a very corrupt country, because of Harper. To lie to Europe, to try and pass off the dirty tar sands oil as clean energy, is very embarrassing to Canadians. Sending scum like Campbell to England as High Commissioner, is mind boggling.

    Holland is extremely upset, by what is happening to their beloved Canada. They worshipped our Canadian boys who liberated them. Australia has said, how badly democracy has eroded in Canada. That Canada is in a dictatorship regime, is being noticed by many a country.

    Harper has caused Canada a lot of, lost friendships of other country’s. We are no longer a trustworthy country. I am, no longer proud to be a Canadian. This isn’t Canada anymore.

  5. RossK says:

    Bit of a dissection of Ms. Clark’s Email Blast, with bonus election (movie) embedded bits, is now up here.

    (for anyone interested)


  6. e.a.f. says:

    So christie says if we vote for the NDP and Dix we will go back to all those bad times under the NDP. Please when can we start?

    I really was doing a lot better under those “bad NDP times”. I wasn’t being taxed to death; B.C. didn’t have the highest child poverty rate 8 yrs running; B.C. didn’t have the second lowest min. wage in Canada; we didn’t have the Surrey hospital using Tim Hortons as part of their E.R.; we didn’t have closed mills all over B.C.; we didn’t have tolls on our bridges; we didn’t have low paid workers cleaning hospitals; we didn’t have dirty hospitals; we weren’t owing the German banks a few billion dollars at 10% interest; we hadn’t sold B.C. Rail for a fire sale price; we weren’t paying the McGuire group 100 Million a yr for the highway to Whistler for 25 yrs; B.C. Hydro wasn’t tied to $25 Billion worth of run of the river power projects; and we didn’t have a lying cheating premier campbell.

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