So Godorn Campbell expects the public to believe that HST wasn`t on his radar,now that`s what I call hooey,the merits of HST pro and con will be discussed at length in another post,but let us get to the Straight goods on when he knew he was going to dump it in our laps.
First off the feds have been humping all the provinces legs for years to go HST, we know that Ontario introduced the HST on march 26/2009 in their budget,but now,thanks to a column by Miro Cerntenig in the vancouver Sun,we learn that Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen read a discussion paper/report from the BC Progress Board,and that report was read in December 2008.........So whats the big deal you say about them reading a report,well the report which is geared towards big business and policy decisions by government,anyways,in that report it suggest(strongly) that the BC government should adopt the HST,so where is the story........
Well,early in the report the BC Progress Board warns of a furious backlash from the public if the HST tax shift is enacted. Read BC progress board report here
So now we know why Gordon Campbell hid his intentions from the public