Re: MLA's position on HST shows she's no different than governing Liberals, letter to the editor, June 29
It is quite clear that our MLA thinks the HST is a good tax otherwise she wouldn't have voted for it.
Nic Slater asks the question: How is our MLA any different from the party in power? The answer is simple: She didn't lie to us.
If you ever have the opportunity to attend any of her town hall meetings, you will see she does her best to keep her constituents informed about what is happening in Victoria.
Her voting for the tax does not make her like the Liberals. When I cast my ballot on the tax it will be to send a message to all that I do not like being lied to.
If the Liberal party wants to impose this tax or any other legislation, give the people an opportunity to debate it. The consequences of canceling the tax are extremely severe but I am willing to suffer them to get the message across that we will not tolerate being lied to.
One way to make up part of the budget shortfall could be to rethink the South Fraser Perimeter Road and the doubling of the container port.
How about putting it on hold for 10 years and putting that money into recouping some of our losses?