The Premier who replaced outgoing B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, Christy Clark, promised to rescind fees while she was seeking the Premier’s positiion in the B.C. Liberal Leadership contest.
As of May 3, 2011 the announced that visitors to the Provincial parks could now park for free, not having to fear receiving a ticket after they have enjoyed what the park had to offer.
People will be happy to hear this good news, especially with a referendum just around the corner, where the electorate will decide if they support the introduction of the H.S.T (Hated Sales Tax), after they receive a referendum ballot being mailed out starting June 13, 2011 (it is anticipated that most voters will receive their ballots by June 24, 2011). The deadline for unregistered voters to request a ballot from Elections B.C. is July 8, 2011. The deadline for mailing in the ballots will be July 22, 2011 by 4:30 p.m and the results are expected to be known sometime in August, 2011.
The Referendum ballot will have the following question, which is expected to be answered by those who vote in the Provincial Referendum: “Are You in Favour of Extinguishing the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and Reinstating the PST (Provincial Sales Tax) in conjunction with the GST (Goods and Services Tax)? Yes/No