Looks like the first real blow to the Liberal Government of Gordon Campbell just happened.
Here's a copy of the story from the Canadian Press - also been reported by New 1130 Radio
By: The Canadian Press
Date: Friday Jun. 11, 2010 9:36 AM PT
VICTORIA, B.C. — B.C. Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom has resigned from the Liberal cabinet and caucus over the controversial Harmonized Sales Tax.
Lekstrom's office confirmed his resignation but did not disclose the reason for his departure from the government. All calls are being referred to the office of Premier Gordon Campbell.
But a Liberal insider says Lekstrom was under pressure in his northeastern B.C. riding because of the HST.
The premier's office sent a brief news release saying Lekstrom had advised the premier of his resignation, effective immediately.
Lekstrom is a former mayor of Dawson Creek, B.C., was first elected in 2001 to represent the Peace River South riding in northeastern B.C.
His riding borders Alberta where there has long been a movement to get rid of the provincial sales tax, and it has been a hotbed of opposition to the HST, which will take effect in B.C. on July 1.