HST vote result out Friday

Elections BC says the results of the vote on the Harmonized Sales Tax will be announced tomorrow.

Elections BC says the results of the vote on the Harmonized Sales Tax will be announced tomorrow.

If the HST is kept the province has agreed to lower the rate to 10 per cent in two stages.

At the request of the province, the federal government changed the law governing the B.C. HST to lower the B.C. portion of the HST to six per cent on July 1, 2012 and to five per cent on July 1, 2014 following a “no” vote in the referendum.

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she has “no idea” how the vote will turn out.

“I hope it will finally be over,” she said. “I don’t know if it will ever calm down but it will be over as far as the vote.”