Whether it’s the HST, or the GST/PST, it is still tax. The real crime is what is taxed, not how it’s taxed.
All the efforts and energy put into defeating the HST in favor of GST/PST has gained us nothing in fact may have cost the BC tax payers huge amounts to switch back. The enormous effort to defeat this would have been better spent on fighting to eliminating all sales tax on food, medicines, and any other products ingested by humans that are by design, or natural for the purposes of sustaining human life.
Taxing products that we ingest is like taxing the air we breathe. How sad it is that we have allowed this to happen. If we are going to fight against a tax it should be to stop the taxing of any foods, drinks, or medicines whether they are deemed healthy or not, and whether we buy just one or a dozen. This is where the real fight should have been.