PRESS RELEASE: SUPREME COURT SAYS FINANCE MINISTER CAN IMPOSE HST IN BC WITHOUT LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL
Sep 17, 2010 Press Release
Ottawa can vote to tax BC without Legislature approval
Delta – Fight HST Leader, Bill Vander Zalm, says the Supreme Court dismissed his court petition challenging the constitutionality of the HST today.
Vander Zalm says Chief Justice Bauman’s decision effectively means that the imposition of the HST in BC can be done by “Order-in-Council”, rather than through the legislature as the constitution originally intended. He says it amounts to taxation without representation.
“When the court says that a single person with the stroke of a pen can legislate a tax in BC, the system is completely broken,” said Vander Zalm.Share on Facebook
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Jun 23, 2010 Press Release
Vander Zalm: Who paid for the misleading report?
Delta – The once proudly independent Fraser Institute’s recently published report on the HST is so filled with holes it brings into question the credibility of the entire organization, says former BC premier and Fight HST Leader, Bill Vander Zalm.
Vander Zalm says the report is revealing as much for what it didn’t analyze as for the errors and sloppiness contained in what it did look at.
“For starters, how can a ‘think tank’ publish a paper about such a sweeping tax change without ‘thinking’ about anything but the positive aspects of the tax? Right there you have to question their objectivity.”Share on Facebook
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