The result of the HST referendum is a huge victory for democracy in action.
We hear constantly from politicians from around the world what they think democracy should be in other countries but never has a statement about fundamental democracy ever been made so clearly and basically as that made in this referendum.
Politicians of all stripes should be in no doubt here in B.C. that they are not demi-gods operating in a rarified atmosphere. They were elected to their positions, and they are answerable to the people who put them there for everything that they do.
Thank you to Bill Vander Zalm for spearheading the process that lead to this result and an even bigger thank you to the all the British Columbians that made the achievement of this result possible.
Roy Summerhayes, Qualicum Beach