Hon. Gordon Campbell,
My letter to you is about the fact that the proposed HST will place further financial pressures on struggling low income earners, students, young adults, families and renters already striving to make a living. HST costs is apt to be passed onto renters who already face exorbitant rental costs.
Please reconsider the implementation of the HST to give hope to students, young adults and families already overwhelmed by anxieties. Financial stress has a direct adverse impact on mental and physical health. HST will affect the provincial health budget. Crime will go up. We will need funding to provide more policing. And so forth.
The economy of British Columbia depends on the morale of the people.