As B.C. Liberals, we recognise our government didn’t do a great job introducing the HST. While we can’t change the past we can learn from it, and learn from it we have.
More than a quarter million British Columbians participated in tele-town halls around our province and their input was heard.
With HST ballots arriving in Esquimalt-Royal Roads’ mailboxes, it is important that all of us understand the HST question being proposed and participate in this historic referendum.
By voting “no” on your ballot, you are saying no to going back to an onerous tax system and yes to supporting a lowered HST at 10 per cent.
Families will see a one-time $175 per child HST transition payment and a one-time $175 for seniors earning up to $40,000 to help the transition until the rate drops.
However these supports for families and seniors will only take effect if we keep the HST by marking your ballot “no.”
Esquimalt-Royal Roads B.C. Liberal Riding Association