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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Anti-HST movement is featured on Roadkill Radio tonight

Be sure to tune into RoadKill Radio at www.roadkillradio.com from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Pacific tonight for another provocative edition of the Internet's hardest-hitting and fastest-moving two-hours of live news and commentary.

Terry O’Neill and guest co-host Ron Gray will begin by interviewing the brilliant Ottawa-based writer John Robson who, in a recent column for CanWest, longed for Winston Churchill-like leadership, and not appeasement, in the face of "Islamist threats and abuse." In fact, he approvingly quotes from Bruce Bawer's book "Surrender," which accuses Western academic, cultural and political elites of grovelling in the face of this menace.


We'll then welcome political activist Chris Delaney into the studio, to talk about his plans to organize a political protest rally on September 19th in Vancouver against B.C.'s decision to adopt the Harmonized Sales Tax. The rally, which was announced last week, will feature former premier Bill Vander Zalm, who is calling on British Columbians to organize a "Citizen's Initiative" to rescind the HST decision. Vander Zalm himself will be joining us by phone.

And this just in: NDP leader Carole James will also be at the rally. Meantime, former NDP strategist Bill Tieleman, http://billtieleman.blogspot.com/, tells his readers today that he has 80,000 on his Facebook protest group opposing the HST.

One more thing: the Conservative Party of B.C., to which Delaney is closely associated, is staging its AGM in Chilliwack the week after the rally. Could the anti-HST anger in B.C. be the spark that finally brings the B.C. Tories to life?

And finally, we’ll talk with Rod Taylor, deputy leader of the Christian Heritage Party, about the recent defections to the CHP by members of the Social Credit and CAP parties. And we’re sure to have something to say about last weekend’s NDP convention, too.


All this and our Roadkill Radio Warrior of the Week too!


Posted by Terry O'Neill on August 18, 2009 in Media | Permalink


For a canny politician, Gordon Campbell every so often does something so dumb you just have to wonder what he was thinking. However, his administration has backed down in the face of popular criticism before—something his NDP competition never did. We'll see.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-08-18 6:50:43 PM

I suspect there are two reasons why Campbell thought he could pull this off unnoticed. First when it was implemented in Ontario there was little if any opposition, and secondly he assumed most of us would be too busy enjoying the summer to notice. This was however the straw that broke the camel's back coming on the heels of his previous successful money grab: the carbon tax.

People are indeed fed up, especially in light of the large pay increases that provincial MLAs voted themselves. I and everyone I know are livid over this second attempt to thumb his nose at us and steal even more of our money.

Posted by: Alain | 2009-08-18 8:11:20 PM

The HST is a good move.

The fact that the NDP is against should be evidence that harmonizing the sales tax is good for business and good for the economy.

Posted by: Matt | 2009-08-18 8:36:52 PM

Did Campbell’s Liberal Government Deceive the People?
By Stephen J. Gray

“Leadership requires for people to be up front.” [1]
Gordon Campbell, Premier of B.C. during televised debate.

Was Gordon Campbell “upfront” before the election about bringing in the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)? I believe the answer is NO. So what kind of “leadership” are we getting from this guy?

Journalist, Kent Spencer, in the Province newspaper of July 28, 2009 said,
“The Liberals provided written statements during the spring campaign to restaurant owners and home builders that they had ‘no plans’ to implement the controversial HST.” [2]...
Read full article at: http://graysinfo.blogspot.com

Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 2009-08-18 8:53:41 PM

I used to think that Bill Van Der Zalm understood some finance and Economics, but now it is very very clear that he has NOT taken professional advice on the matter.
Bill, TAKE SOME PROFESSIONAL EXPERT ADVICE to help you understand the workings and effects of HST/"Value Added Tax" as compared to harmful PST/"Sales and Use Tax"
The existing PST is EXTREMELY HARMFUL TO BC and should have been replaced many many many years ago,

Unfotunately politicians at both extremes of the political spectrum have lacked the courage to get rid of the PST through the 80s,90s and finally now at the end of the 2000's we are finally going to have the problem solved so we can have future prosperity.
I have the same advice for all readers: "Seek paid Professional independent Expert advice".

Posted by: JoeBc | 2009-08-19 2:22:33 PM

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