Whether it’s the HST, or the GST/ PST, it is still tax. The real crime is what is taxed, not how it’s taxed.
All the efforts and energy put into defeating the HST in favor of GST/PST has gained us nothing. In fact, it may have cost the B.C. taxpayers huge amounts to switch back.
The enormous effort to defeat this would have been better spent on fighting to eliminate all sales tax on food, medicines, and any other products ingested by humans that are by design, or natural for the purposes of sustaining human life.
This is where the real fight should have been.