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Canada: B.C. Voters Make History By Rejecting Sales Tax (HST)

Vancouver - By a 54-percent margin BC voters rejected the Harmonised Sales Tax in a mail-in referendum. Former premier Bill Vander Zalm says it's a historic day for the British Commonwealth. Reinstating the old system is expected to be messy and expensive.

Op-Ed: Will British Columbia voters reject the HST in the referendum?

Vancouver - Voting by mail in BC on the Harmonized Sales Tax is ongoing, fast and furious. The deadline for all voting (August 5) will soon be here and the results will be announced in a couple of weeks.

Canada: Anti-HST Signs Vandalised In BC

Vancouver - "No" means "Yes" in BC’s HST hanky panky. Referendum battle heats up as ballots delivered. Business group fights to keep tax. Government accused of running deceptive ads. Former BC finance minister Carole Taylor speaks out against HST.

Op-Ed: Battle Lines Drawn For BC’s HST Referendum, Canada’s Tea Party

BC Liberals launch multimillion dollar TV campaign to sell the tax to taxpayers. Government offers the populace a 2-percent carrot on a long stick.

Ontario: NDP’s Ferreira seeking rematch in fall elections Special

Toronto - With the Ontario Provincial elections just months away, the New Democrats (NDP) have confirmed the nomination of Paul Ferreira, former MPP, as its candidate for the York South- Weston riding for the upcoming October 6 elections.

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell resigns over HST anger

Vancouver - Gordon Campbell has announced during a press conference that he is stepping down as Premier of British Columbia. Voting opposition, record-low popularity and anger over the harmonized sales tax contributed to his resignation.

Op-Ed: Mixed reaction to HST in British Columbia Special

Vancouver - The anti-Harmonize Sales Tax trend in British Columbia is not a generalized fight. There are many supporters and non-supporters. Many British Columbians still do not know what it's all about or simply don't care.

HST begins in Ontario, consumers scramble to save money Special

Toronto - Canada Day is the day where people nationwide celebrate the birth of the country. However, July 1 is also the day where residents of British Columbia and Ontario officially begin paying the Harmonized Sales Tax.

Ontario government to spend $1.6 million for HST ad campaign

Toronto - The government of Ontario has announced that it will launch a $1.6 million ad campaign that will explain the Harmonized Sales Tax set to begin July 1 of this year.

Op-Ed: Ontario Liberal's Double Speak on the HST

Over the past few months, there have been many claims made by both sides on the current debate about the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) being implemented in Ontario on July 1, 2010. I would just like to offer my own thoughts on the matter.

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) - A Done Deal

The majority of citizens seemed opposed to the HST implementation, but the bill was passed with little to no input from the public. Even McGuinty himself seemed uniterested.

Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Legacy is beginning already

The Olympic legacy is being felt even before the 2010 Winter Olympics have begun. Cuts in the Arts and the closure of popular tourist attractions shows how tight money is.
 

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A Type Ia supernova  SN1994D  is shown exploding in lower left corner of this image of the galaxy NG...
A Type Ia supernova, SN1994D, is shown exploding in lower left corner of this image of the galaxy NGC 4526 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
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Anti-HST protesters in Victoria, B.C.
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