HST referendum deadlines

In keeping with a resolution passed by delegates at HSAs 2010 convention, HSA is encouraging members to vote -Yes" to extinguish the Harmonized Sales Tax in the current BC-wide referendum. 

If you havent received your HST Referendum Voting Package yet, then you should contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free) to request a package.  The deadline to request a voting package is midnight (local time) Friday, July 22, 2011.

Completed ballots must be received by Elections BC, a Service BC Centre, or an Elections BC Collection Centre before 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2011.  A list of these locations is available on the Elections BC website at

Information about the negative impacts of the HST is available on HSAs website at, as well as on the BC Federation of Labours -Scrap the HST" campaign website at  A new video from the BCFL -Stickman Explains the HST Honestly" provides a clear analysis of the HST tax shift, and explains why cutting the HST from 12% to 10% will not -fix" the negative aspects of the HST.

Additional information about the referendum process is available from Elections BC at

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