MLA misses point of HST referendum

Public consultation, not understanding tax strategies, bigger issue

Re: HST vote split along party lines (News, Aug. 31)

Liberal MLA Ida Chong says the HST vote failed partly because explaining tax policy to the public is “complicated and hard to understand.”

Chong has an arrogance only surpassed by the former premier.

As a non-aligned, reasonably intelligent person, I would like a full apology from those MLAs who misled the public by instituting the HST right after an election in which they said the HST was not on the agenda.

Perhaps the need for public consultation is hard to understand for former accountants?

Eric Jones

Oak Bay