Yesterday, we exclusively reported the province's $5 million harmonized sales tax "information campaign" won't include any advertisements promoting the positives of returning to a provincial sales tax, even though it now features a commercial touting the HST's benefits. The reason for that omission: in an interview Finance Minister Kevin Falcon - who earlier promised not to run a "persuasion campaign" - said "there isn't any positives of moving back." As a result, New Democrat leader Adrian Dix is calling for those ads to pulled to "ensure that that money goes where it belongs: to B.C. classrooms, to B.C. hospitals, to people with developmental disabilities," raising the issue in question period today.
June 2, 2011