Official Site of the first ever successful Citizen's Initiative Victory followed by an HST Referendum Victory

A few Referendum housekeeping notes


All constituency volunteers contacted earlier by Corisa, please let us know if the sign gathering has been completed and let us know where the signs are now temporarily stored for keeping until they can somehow later be moved to, and stored by, Bill Vander Zalm.

“Fight HST” is optimistic about the ballot counting results, in spite of all the problems with ballots and the “NO” response to our complaints about millions of dollars worth of misleading advertising by government and the big business alliance.

For all of you that are not too far away and able to make it over to the Jack Poole Plaza at the new Convention Centre – foot of Burrard Street in Vancouver, we would ask as many as possible to meet there at 5 PM on the day that the final count of ballots is announced.

Bill Vander Zalm

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Comment by Donna
2011-08-25 15:53:10

Many thanks to the HST team, who have worked so hard for the BC people. There was absolutely no-one standing up for the BC citizens. We were on our own, and were forced to accept the HST. Then the Zalm and the HST team, went to bat for us.

The voices of the people, meant nothing to the BC Liberals. They forced the HST on us anyway, despite our voices protesting, the worst, most cruel tax any of us had ever heard of….Especially in a recession. Price gouging is rampant in BC. There is no control on the BC Liberals part, what-so-ever.

By this time last year. I already had my x-mas money saved. Money put aide for the high winter utilities, here in the north. This year, I am not making it. I am praying my house sells, so I can leave BC.

Comment by Donna Dodds, Courtenay
2011-08-26 12:21:08

Thank you Mr. Vander zalm for giving it your all…the people have spoken…and congratulations to you and all your people for working so hard against odds financially in this campaign…Your thoughts and endeavors are very much appreciated! Best Wishes…

Comment by T Rolph
2011-08-26 16:55:10

Congratulations to Mr. Vander Zalm and all of his team. You struck a blow for true democracy. What a tremendous effort you made. Thank you.

Comment by Moe Takhar
2011-08-28 13:33:41

Congratulations Mr. VanderZalm to you and all of your team !! Finally someone on the side of the people ! Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Comment by Ron
2011-08-28 19:27:22

One small victory for the middle classes…

It’s high time the middle classes assert themselves over the goverment, who are mainly in the pockets of the big corporations -like Walmart…

The goverment need to respresent the majority of the people, and not the few rich corrupters of the world…

Welll done to FightHST…

Comment by xtofury
2011-08-29 10:03:50

hardly a victory, you suckers are still paying hst till 2013, at which time, you’ll find out that even when you say know they will do it anyways. If a referendum can’t whip our leaders then we have no choice but to boycott paying hst. Businesses should just refuse to charge it and customers should just refuse to pay it. Period. No money for the government till they make the switch back.

Comment by Daryl Osborne
2011-08-30 15:18:53

Thank you so much all of Fight HST – Bill VanderZalm and team – I am honored to have been a part of the canvassing for signatures and very happy at our victory. Thank you so much for your efforts – you will always have my utmost thanks and respect. Let’s hope those lying liberals learn a lesson here.

Comment by Bruno
2011-09-03 19:40:40

I actually get a kick out of the big business interests, who are now trying to figure out which way to buffalo us, now that the HST has been extinguished. They now can’t take HST tax credits, as they were able to do business here, and claim those credits regardless of whether they charged HST. These corporations were able to extract the resources of our Province, and sell them to customers, around the world, who should have paid the HST. They just lost a quick fix to their balance sheets, and now they will have to be good corporate citizens. HA!!

Comment by Frank Ryan
2012-06-26 20:41:11

I just discovered that BC Assessment can add the HST to the appraised Value of new homes and new lots, they base this onan appeal that someone lost in 2001 when it was GST,
This means that the BC assessment of a new home can be 12% higher than the actual purchase price

Comment by Trev
2013-01-21 09:27:11

Apparently used cars will now be charged a 12% PST when you go to transfer them. I thought we voted in the old system. How many other items that used to only be charged 7% PST will have this new special 12% PST? More lies.

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