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NEWS RELEASE · 6th July 2010
BC NDP Caucus
Still outraged by the B.C. Liberals’ HST deception, British Columbians are now facing a publicly funded government propaganda campaign.

“Residents and small business owners in every corner of the province have clearly said no to the HST,” said Ralston. “No amount of glossy pamphlets or advertisements will change that position.

“Today the B.C. Liberals launched their radio ad campaign, and they are also mailing pro-HST pamphlets to every B.C. household. This will cost taxpayers millions of dollars.”

Ralston said British Columbians have already heard what the B.C. Liberals have to say, and that it’s the government that isn’t listening to British Columbians.

“The B.C. Liberals are dismissing the public’s anger by claiming they know better than the hundreds of thousands of British Columbians who have spoken out against the HST,” said Ralston. “That’s the same B.C. Liberal arrogance that got us the HST in the first place.”

Ralston said using taxpayer money to tell British Columbians the tax shift is good for them is cruel irony.

“It’s as ironic as when the B.C. Liberals, who promised during the election they wouldn’t implement the HST, accused other British Columbians of spreading misinformation,” said Ralston.

The Carole James New Democrats are holding the B.C. Liberals accountable for their HST doublecross while working with British Columbians from all walks of life, all corners of B.C., and all sectors of our economy to build a better British Columbia for the people of this province.