B.C. Liberals continue to play right into the NDP’s hands

Campbell’s legacy – what a screw-up, what a disgrace! And I’m not talking about the HST itself.

Campbell’s legacy – what a screw-up, what a disgrace! And I’m not talking about the HST itself. If governments need/want extra funds, they’ll get them, one way or another.

A value added tax (VAT) is not a bad tax, and is nothing new as it is to be found elsewhere, such as in England and New Zealand. Where the B.C. Liberals (read that: small ‘c’ conservatives) went wrong was in not providing acceptable/forthright  information and by executing a ham-fisted imposition, not including a few of the more important then-existing PST exemptions, subsidizing initial business change-over costs out of the billion plus that they got from the feds.

Now, B.C. taxpayers have to pay for its deplorable implementation and looming disposal (laying off and re-hiring auditors, giving back the billion plus to the feds). What a boost for the NDP. Just look at the latest poll: a double score for that party.

Don Wilkes


Just Posted

Community helps fund dreams through Moms and Mentors

West Shore society helps women face the challenges of motherhood

Mainly cloudy skies ahead for Friday

Plus a look ahead at your weekend

Speculation tax forces sale of Oak Bay’s ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

Province rejects criticism from Saanich councillor over McKenzie Interchange

Transportation ministry says project will ‘significantly lower’ greenhouse gas emissions

Traditional salmon designs brighten Salish Sea Lantern Festival

Children from ȽÁU,WEL,ṈEW̱ tribal school built salmon hats for festival on Sidney waterfront

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Most Read