Nov 16, 2009
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Below I have included the text of a letter to your MP. Simply copy and paste into your word processor and finish the details or make your own modifications, then print and mail it to your MP at the address provided.
[Your MP's Name: If a Minister preceded with Hon.]
[If Minister insert title here]
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA6
RE: BC HST Enabling Legislation.
Dear [MP's title, if Minister, and Name},
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. This opposition represents an overwhelming majority in every riding. 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 at election time.
As a voter in [ constituency], I will be casting my ballot in the next federal election only for candidates that oppose the implementation of the HST in BC, regardless of political party. If you wish to have my support, and the support of thousands of other constituents in this riding, I strongly urge you to vote against the implementation of the HST.
I hope that you will heed the majority of your constituents wishes and that you will act in accordance with Canadian democratic principles 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 vote according to the majority of your constituent’s wishes against the HST.
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