Victoria pundit Les Layne says,
“Before she became a very adroit politician, [Carole] Taylor was a veteran broadcaster. She never says anything by accident.”
B.C.’s Carole Taylor joins outcry against HST
By Justine Hunter, Tuesday’s Globe and Mail
Former B.C. finance minister Carole Taylor has joined the chorus of critics of the harmonized sales tax, adding to her successor’s woes Monday just as the government prepares to cut off debate on its tax legislation this week.
“This particular tax takes the tax off businesses – it takes $1.8-billion off of businesses – and puts it on consumers,” Ms. Taylor told a CTV News panel last week.
“But I think the bigger issue is that [Premier Gordon Campbell] promised that they would not – they would not – do the harmonization of the sales tax. And then right after the election, decided to do it.”
Her comments stand out because of her failure to offer support – or even sympathy – for Mr. Campbell, her onetime boss.
However, the Premier may be sending his own message via the Globe and Mail, using Gary Mason to tell BC, “I’m not going anywhere.