Riding around British Columbia one can’t help but notice the posters encouraging people to either vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in an upcoming referendum. Being the curious type I have of course asked around and discussed it with a few of the locals we have encountered. As a temporary visitor any opinion I might form on the actual tax is totally irrelevant but what has been building slowly as an irritation is the way the referendum seems to be worded.
Citizens of BC are being asked to “Vote Yes to extinguish HST” or “Vote No to keep the HST”.
So, if you don’t want it then you must vote Yes but if you do then you must vote No.