VICTORIA — British Columbians will know the fate of the harmonized sales tax in August.
Attorney General Barry Penner says ballots for the referendum on the future of the HST will start arriving in the mail starting June 13 and that most people should have them by June 24.
He says the cut-off date for Elections BC to receive the ballots by mail or in person is July 22.
Penner says it will take several weeks to count the ballots.
Thousands of British Columbians signed a petition last spring calling for the repeal of a provincial law that led to the introduction of the 12-per-cent combined federal and provincial tax.
Controversy over the HST prompted the mid-term resignation of former premier Gordon Campbell last fall.
His replacement, Christy Clark, promised during the leadership campaign to move the vote up to June 24_____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Well well well....Do you see the part I highlighted in bold....So now the referendum has been moved/extended to July 22/2011 to return your ballot to Election`s BC.....And Barry Penner claims it will take several more weeks after that to count the ballots....Are you kidding me!...Three weeks to count ballots!!!
Listen up you stupid stupid man Penner...The ballots will come back in June, ballots will be returned throughout July...The counting will be happening as soon as the first ballot comes in, Elections BC will not wait until the deadline has passed to start counting, the counting will be ongoing all through this period, most ballots will be returned right away, the amount of ballots that will come in at the 11th hour on July 22/2011 will be very minimal...
Yet the stunned Attorney General Barry Penner states that it will take until mid August to count the ballots...What the hell, are they having one person only counting ballots, of course not..We have Federal and Provincial elections with millions of votes counted in one night...This mail out ballot referendum is turning into a joke...First we were told Election`s BC needs 6 months notice to hold a general election, that is a bol\d faced lie..Then we were told how easy and fast a mail out ballot would be....We were told by Christy Clark that the referendum would be moved up...
All that bullshit talk...Moved up to what...The middle of August, all that bluster about moving up the referendum to June 24/2011 and now according to the brain dead match book attorney Barry Penner it will take several weeks to count ballots....You Barry Penner are a bold faced liar and idiot extraordinaire ...Congratulations Christy Clark...You made a huge error by allowing Kash Heed to illegally hold office and now you slapped the people with a bunch of HST crappolla and you send out your idiot Attorney General to make the lamest lie to the public, a lie so lame it boggles the mind..
You just blew it Christy Clark, your snap election will backfire, Heed couldn`t get elected as dog catcher and Kevin Falcon has given up even trying to promote the HST...Falcon is aware of the polling numbers and how badly the HST is going down.
Christy Crunch Clark, new label, same old bitter taste of mean.....BC Liberal motto..."We only cheat when we can`t win"
Your advisors have failed you badly Christy Clark, their advice is toxic, can I give you a little advice...Tell Barry Penner to apologize to the public for such a bold faced lie about three weeks to count a few ballots...
Perhaps next time Barry Penner you will check in with Election`s BC before you put your feet in your mouth....
My Gawd...To think that no counting will start until July/22/2011 when ballots will have been arriving for 5 weeks already starting in June/2011
And finally, in watching CTV news at 6:00pm tonight, apparently BC Hydro has made a threat to the public ....According to the story, BC Hydro stated today that unless it get`s a almost 9% increase starting May1/2011 that we will pay much more later...The statement from BC Hydro continued, they went on to say...
"By summer without the rate hike BC Hydro will be $120 million dollars in the hole" snip....Tammara Taggert asked her reporter if the head brass at BC Hydro wanted to clarify their statement...Apparently Mr. Cobb has declined to comment on BC Hydro threatening the public...
I implore you all to watch tonight`s CTV broadcast here..(make sure to click the Friday/April/8th broadcast).The segment on BC Hydro is around the three minute mark...Prepare to be outraged with the BC Liberals for threatening us through their appointed toadies at BC Hydro...This is beyond sick, BC Hydro needs to be cleansed badly!
Listen up people, Gordon Campbell is a treasonous bastard and BC Hydro can no longer hide the hideous IPP contracts, BC Hydro is being bled dry by the IPP power buying contracts that Gordon Campbell signed...
I am calling on a judicial review of contracts that the BC Liberal cabinet signed in secrecy, all power buying agreements must be scrutinized, if they aren`t in the public interest they shall be shredded, the review must be conducted from people outside of the Province, preferably outside of Canada.
You can stall Christy Crunch Clark all you want, we want answers not threats....I am also calling for the arrest of Gordon Campbell and charges of Grand Theft, abuse of power, money laundering, breach of public trust, deliberate crimes committed against the Province, every contract must be scanned and scrutinized.
You hear me Cluck Cluck...You pull the Friday trash day trick and hope nobody asks the tough questions...Well we know Balderdash and Vaughn Palmer are useless corrupt media personalities...What about the rest of you so-called Journalists with credentials...Never mind....No wonder big media is broke, both financially and morally.
British Columbia is a very sick Province, it`s called BC Liberal disease and it`s fatal unless surgically removed, can you imagine..BC Hydro threatening the public and the people having to launch class action law suits against David Hahn and BC Ferries after they STOLE FROM REGULAR FERRY RIDERS, Paramedics treated like dirt, 14,000 illegal school classes in BC, even that law gets broken with impunity, theft of assets like BC Rail, torn up contracts with the lowest health workers, financial assaults on seniors, how on earth can anyone ever vote for these BC Liberal creatures....And I blame you main stream media...I hope the disaffected people who have been crushed by the BC Liberal policies come back and take it out on you corrupt media, almost everyone of you are in dereliction of duty, the athletes village, BC Hydro, BCRail, Crappy tied to the dock German Ferries, hundreds of worker suicides caused by Worksafe BC...Attacks on the Autistic, on charities and you corrupt bastards Keith Baldrey and Vaughn Palmer and lazy gutless lackeys like Bill slob Good and Les waterboy Leyne, Fletcher, Don Cayo, Fazi Mihlar of the Vancouver Sun are all complicit in crimes against British Columbia..
A bunch of useless slugs and when the truth is revealed you media criminals better run for your life, everyone of you have committed crimes against British Columbia.
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