Take two

Earlier, we reported there were a number of discrepancies in Colin Hansen's accounting of his government's dispute with Elections British Columbia over a proposed budget mailer. So here's what happened when we asked the finance minister about those discrepancies immediately following the final vote on legislation that will prepare the province for the harmonized sales tax.

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One wonders just how many seconds after Colin went through his spiel, the lady with the glasses will have hot footed it over to ask Martyne Brown what to do next. Hansen sort of reminds me of a deer caught in the headlights of an on coming 18 wheeler. What a line of BS he is still trying to push.

Interesting how Mr. Hansen is essentially throwing the PAB Staffers under the bus here.

Does he really want to go down that not-so narrowly scoped road?


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"There were a number of discrepancies in Colin Hansen's accounting of his government's dispute with Elections British Columbia" and there still are.

Spoiled children that the BC Liberals are, they have chosen to take their ball and go home rather than play by the rules.

One wonders if the BC Liberals will put out a list - like the government of Ontario - that spells out exactly what will be taxed by the HST?

If the implementation of the HST is the panacea the BC Liberal party insists it is, then maybe Mr. Hansen can provide us with some proof.

Quebec has had their version since 1991 and some of the Maritime provinces have had the HST for a number of years.

How much more did these provinces that have the HST gain in business investment year over year compared to Ontario which didn't have the HST? Also how much more did their job numbers grow when compared to Ontario?

It is very easy to make unsubstantiated claims that can only be proven or disproven going forward. We have the luxury of looking to the past of these other provinces to see how well they have fared.

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