The people of British Columbia have spoken. The Harmonized Sales Tax initiative sprung on them in a totally underhanded manner by Stephen Harper's new ambassador to Britain has gone down in flames on a public referendum vote. It was defeated on a 55-45 split.
Disgraced premier Campbell's stand-in, Christie Clark, claims to have a Plan B option in the wings to deal with the HST rejection but she's yet to disclose it. Given that it could cement her fate at the polls in the next election she'll have to tread very carefully.