BC Liberals aren’t being up front

Editor:

Personally, I am sick and tired of the head games that the Liberals are playing on the public’s minds.

Editor:

Personally, I am sick and tired of the head games that the Liberals are playing on the public’s minds.

“We won’t sell B.C Rail”… instead we’ll lease it to foreign interest for 999 years.

“We won’t sell B.C Hydro”… instead we’ll create private-power projects and bankrupt B.C Hydro in the process.

Campbell told us to “read my lips” when it came to a $495-million deficit on the budget …. He failed to mention that it would be inflated by six times.

Now it’s the referendum on June 24, but really it is being moved to July 22.

On Feb. 2, Christy Clark mentioned before she won the premier’s seat that she wanted to see the HST referendum take place on June 24.

This was made official on March 4. The B.C. Liberals have not made any indication that the date would be anything other than June 24. That is, until April 8 when an announcement from the Ministry of Attorney General’s office informed everyone that the date has in effect been changed to July 22. Sure … the mail-in ballot will be received by June 24 but that detail has conveniently been left out since March 4.

Another beef that I have is with the mail-in ballot. You won’t need to show any personal identification to anyone, leaving the door open for “ballot manipulation.” If you get someone’s ballot mailed to you by accident, what stops you from filling it out for them?

And to add insult to injury, The Vancouver Sun reported on April 8 that “People who were not registered to vote in the 2009 provincial election, or have since moved and not updated their voter record, will need to specifically request an HST ballot from Elections B.C.”

If I remember correctly, people who were not registered to vote in the 2009 election were not allowed to sign the HST petition.

But now they can vote on the referendum.

All of this sounds like the B.C Liberals are trying to fix the referendum vote.  Just like they are with everything else, the B.C Liberals are not being up front about this referendum.

 

Eric Freeston

Williams Lake