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British Columbia's HST fiasco

Did Finance Minister Kevin Falcon or any of the Liberals learn anything from the HST referendum?

Premier Christy Clark promised that the referendum would take place just like a normal election, but she then allowed third-party advertisements without disclosure. We'll never know how many millions were spent on trying to convince people to vote for the HST, but we know the government spent $7 million. It wasn't just the advertising campaign that failed any reasonable test of transparency; information provided by the government and its "independent panel" couldn't be verified. One of the lessons the Liberals should learn from their HST failure is that transparency is essential in order to earn public trust.


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B.C. Jobs Plan is failing

Photo: flickr/cakeordeath

The B.C. Liberals' Jobs Plan is failing according to a recent report BC Jobs Plan Reality: First Two Years published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The B.C. Liberal's touted the BC Jobs Plan as a success back in December with the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Shirley Bond pointing to B.C.'s unemployment rate falling from 6.7 per cent to 6.6 per cent.


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