Here is what George Copley said in the B.C. Supreme court today......
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government insists the HST is Ottawa's progeny but does not violate the constitution because it is a child of cooperative federalism.
In its response to the B.C. Supreme Court challenge of the legality of the blended tax, lawyer George Copley said Victoria had properly authorized the agreement that led to the HST and legitimately implemented it through legislative measures.
But it is crucial to recognize it is a wholly federal tax, he added.
Copley said the new value added tax framework created by Ottawa is designed to build a stronger economic foundation for Canada and B.C.
I think somebody is confused, is it George Copley and the BC Liberals or is it Stephen Harper and the Federal Government?....Why am I saying this?.....The answere is quite simple...
Because on October 13/2009 at the Port of vancouver Stephen Harper said the complete opposite, Stephen Harper is on the record, the media was there, hundreds of witnesses were there....I won`t hold you in suspense much longer.......Here is what Stephen Harper said when asked questions about the HST.....
October 13 /2009 at the Port of Vancouver Stephen Harper said and I quote.....
Stephen Harper was in BC today down at the port of Vancouver,he was asked why the federal government was pushing provinces to adopt the HST, I found his response very telling, he said
" The federal government isn`t pushing the HST on any province,the decision to adopt the HST is completely a provincial decision,it has nothing to do with the federal government" snip
Stephen Harper October 13/2009 .....Port of Vancouver, the above picture is from that event(Budda boom, budda bing)
Isn`t that interesting, so who is the liar, the feds, the Province, Jim Flaherty, Stephen Harper, George Copley, Colin Hansen, Gordon Campbell?....Who the hell is LYING, Someone is lying, maybe all of the above are lying, perhaps Stephen Harper should be called as a witness in this HST battle!
The above statement from Stephen Harper was recorded and documented by us, The Straight Goods......And is preserved in our archives, in fact I wrote about Stephen Harper`s statement the same day he made it, it`s in this story here
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