News Item: Minister Blair Lekstrom quits B.C. cabinet in protest over HST
An amusing side note is that Blair Lekstrom’s replacement as Energy Minister is Bill Bennett who was elected to the Legislature from Kootenay East with 8,427 votes. Already, more than 8,800 voters of his riding have signed the HST Initiative. In fact, the margin of opposition is higher than that in Peace River South where Lekstrom is MLA.