Tag Archives: HST

Better stupid, nah nah

Last night I had a short twitter exchange – I could not have written that a year ago – with a diehard BC Liberal supporter.  The gist of it was he called BC voters stupid for their refusal to accept … Continue reading

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HST driving BC vote patterns?

Is the BC Liberal Christy Party hamstrung by the HST?  That’s one question raised by a new Angus Reid poll on the Premier’s HST strategy. The poll, released Friday night by CTV news, shows the HST continues to be mighty … Continue reading

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The Liars Club

The great Minitrue in the sky cracked a big smile when the Vancouver Sun joined the Liars Club yesterday, to stand side by side with Christy Clark Liberals. What else can you say when you open the Sun to an editorial … Continue reading

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Lies, the HST and economic growth

Just about a year ago, the BC Liberal government released a report on the economic benefits of the HST.  The report was authored by well known stooge tax expert Jack Mintz. The headline on the government press release was modest: … Continue reading

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Lies, more lies and Christy’s big new lie

So the “independent” panel‘s report is out on the HST.  And surprise, we find out the lies are bigger than ever and the benefits more hypothetical than credible. I’m shocked. First of all, the new lies… Then:  “It’s revenue neutral”. … Continue reading

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WTF?

I go out for two hours and what happens? Craig James screws the recallers on behalf of Liberal MLA (that wasn’t three words I just typed, was it?) Ida Chong and Finance Minister Colin Hansen reveals he was lying when … Continue reading

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Will the Real Bob Simpson…

“Please stand up, please stand up”. Oh wait, he did on Christy Clark today.  Now you might get an idea what Carole James has been dealing with for six years “NDP MLA warns of voting against HST VANCOUVER/CKNW AM 980 … Continue reading

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Ding, Dong etc…

A version of this piece appears on the Vancouver Observer Gordon Campbell is gone. “Praise the lord”.  That’s what they are saying around BC Liberal Headquarters.  “Is it too late?” is the next sentence. Probably.  The two untainted contenders have … Continue reading

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A secret message from the BC Liberals

I get these updates regularly from the BC Liberals.  This one’s about the Premier’s speech.  I’ll try and translate. The Straight Goods Bad Spin: October 29, 2010 Dear Supporter (wherever you are, we know some of you are left, aren’t … Continue reading

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We’re number 9!

While Canada’s food service sales climbed 4% last year, BC’s fell 2.8%, with most of the slump coming after the introduction of the HST.  Yes, we are the worst in the country with the exception of the municipality of PEI. … Continue reading

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