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British Columbia Sales Tax

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

5/31/2011 12:00 pm

Polls Open

6/13/2011 10:00 am

Polls Close

8/5/2011 10:00 am

Term Starts

8/6/2011 7:00 pm

Term Ends

11/30/9998 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 11/4/2012, Updated 11/4/2012

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NARRATIVE

A postal referendum on sales tax was held in British Columbia from June 13 to August 5, 2011, though Canada Post workers were locked out until June 27. Voters were asked whether the Harmonized Sales Tax should be retained or split back to the original Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and Goods & Services Tax (GST). If the majority of voters vote "Yes" to extinguish the HST, 7% PST would be reinstated and the combined tax rate would remain at 12%. If the majority of voters vote "No", the BC government would reduce the HST rate to 11% in 2012 and 10% in 2014. The yes side passed with 54.73%.


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CERTIFIED RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2010

881,198
54.73%

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2010

728,927
45.27%

 

Source for election returns: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia_sales_tax_referendum,_2011


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