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Kim Speers, Adrian Dix and Norman Ruff react to the HST referendum result

British Columbians voted against keeping the HST. The Minister of Finance, Kevin Falcon, called the result "a bump in the road, "but described it as "manageable." Kim Speers, professor in the school of public administration at the University of Victoria, comments.

The HST has been defeated. BC will now return to a combination of GST and PST. About almost 55 percent of people voted to get rid of the HST compared to 45 percent who wanted to keep it. We hear from Adrian Dix, leader of the Provincial NDP.

Pondering the politics of the PST, political scientist, Norman Ruff, has been with us every step of the way on the HST story. He discusses the results of the referendum.

 

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