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I was just emailing a friend of mine about a few issues, one of them being the HST.  By now, most of us in BC have our vote yay or nay for the HST packages and many of us are still unsure of which way to cast our ballot.  When the HST first came in, confusing as it was, I sent a report to my clients outlining what would change and what would not.  This was sometime ago.  In my mind, the number one issue regarding the HST at present is not so much whether it is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ but rather the misinformation surrounding both sides of the debate.  It is hard to get straight answers.

While I have read on the HST, I am the first to admit I am not an HST scholar.  Several months ago, I stumbled across this youtube video by a recent UBC law school graduate with a minor in economics.  To view the video, click here.  I found it both informative and entertaining and it is quite clear on which side of the vote he stands.  To learn more about why the HST should be rolled back you can visit the Fight HST website here.  To learn more about the HST and what it means to you (the other side of the issue), visit the HST in BC website here.

Whatever you do, get informed and make your voice heard!

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Casting your vote…

With all the talk of elections, ridings, politicians and parties, I feel it difficult sometimes to figure out who stands for what and with which policies I align myself.  An interesting tool can be found by visiting Vote Compass (click here).  This interactive website, crafted by a group of political scientists, asks a series of about 20 questions on a wide range of topics from abortion to immigration to military spending to Quebec’s status in Canada.  It collates your answers then provides you an overall vote classification, allowing you to see with which party platform your answers most closely align.  Upon completion of the questionnaire, you can also delve into the background of each question and make modifications to your answers.  If nothing else, it is a non-partisan way to help you become a little more educated about how you will vote.  Now if they just had a similar tool for my hockey pool draft…

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