Sep 15, 2010 Press Release
Fight HST to begin Recalls as soon as possible after November 15.
Delta – Fight HST Leader Bill Vander Zalm says BC Premier Gordon Campbell is once again playing fast and loose with the truth regarding his promise to hold a “binding, simple majority” referendum on the HST.
“He’s been telling everyone he will make the referendum to scrap the HST truly democratic by allowing a simple majority of votes cast, and that it will be binding on his government. But he refuses to conduct the vote under the ‘Referendum Act’ rather than the ‘Initiative Act’. That means British Columbians will have to take him at his word, and that is not very reassuring given his track record so far,” said former premier Vander Zalm.Share on Facebook
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Sep 14, 2010 Press Release
PREMIER MUST LEGISLATE BINDING REFERENDUM
Vander Zalm: Premier’s call for binding referendum requiring a simple majority vote requires legislative action.
Victoria – Fight HST Leader and former BC premier, Bill Vander Zalm, says Premier Campbell’s call for a binding referendum requiring a simple majority of votes cast to kill the HST will require new legislation or amendments to the Initiative and Recall Act.
Vander Zalm says the premier’s announcement came immediately after both the Liberal and NDP members of the Standing Committee voted unanimously to submit the “HST Extinguishment Act” to a non-binding Initiative Vote requiring an undemocratic threshold of 50% of all registered voters to pass.Share on Facebook
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