Re: “HST becomes Fed. issue,” Progress, April 8.
I am appalled that John Les of all people should be accusing anyone else of “cheap political stunts” in regard to the HST being implemented by the BC Liberals and the Harper-led Canadian Conservatives! Do you really believe that the Liberals would have gone with that implementation unless they had been offered the $1.6 billion? That was handy to pay off the debt of the Olympics.
How many of us got a chance to vote on its implementation? None, because we were told it wasn’t on the radar screen.
As to Mark Strahl’s assertion that it had nothing to do with the Conservatives and few other provinces bought into the scheme, Ontario bought into it because each and every citizen was given a cash bonus to do so. Bribery works on the individual (Ontario) and on the collective (BC Liberal) mind. That does not mean that he who does the bribery is not responsible for his actions.