Nov 15, 2009
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Below I have included the text of a letter to your Prime Minister. Simply copy and paste into your word processor and finish the details or make your own modifications, then print and mail it to your Prime Minister at the address provided.
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA6
RE: BC HST Enabling Legislation.
Dear Prime Minister Harper,
I am writing you to oppose the implementation of a Harmonized Sales Tax in the province of British Columbia.
Poll’s in British Columbia show that over 85% of citizen here are opposed to this tax. The results of the recent by-election in New Westminster-Coquitlam demonstrates that any BC politician that supports the HST will face the wrath of the voters on this issue.
You have stated that it is up to the provinces whether they wish to accept the HST or not. For this reason, I request that you allow your caucus a free vote the HST enabling legislation in BC when it is introduced in Parliament.
On many occasions, you have spoken publicly in support of allowing Members of Parliament greater freedom in representing their constituent’s interests. I hope that you will act in accordance with your stated beliefs and convictions regarding greater democracy and political accountability with regard to the HST.
I strongly oppose this tax on the basis that the BC Liberals have no mandate to create such a tax, it is being unfairly implemented in BC, and will place too great a burden on consumers struggling to cope with a recession.
Once again, I urge you to please allow your MP’s in British Columbia to vote according to their constituent’s wishes on the HST.
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