Going back in time won’t solve things

There is only one way to right all the wrongs inflicted on B.C. by the HST – we have to go back in time.

To the Editor,

There is only one way to right all the wrongs inflicted on B.C. by the HST – we have to go back in time.

I’ve been in Canada long enough to remember the dire predictions cast by the opposition when the GST was introduced, to replace the convoluted Manufacturers Tax. The GST would destroy Canada as we knew it. Boy, were they right.

NAFTA was going to be another nail in Canada’s coffin. The Canadian economy would be a wasteland post-NAFTA, and see how that came to pass. So, let’s go ahead and abolish HST, GST, NAFTA, and while we are at it, also ban that capitalist bane on our society, Wal-Mart, from our fair country.

And lastly, there was the biggest change of all in Canada’s past that was foretold to tear the fabric of society – women’s suffrage. And what a disaster that was. So let’s take away the women’s vote while we are at it, in the quest to restore our province’s glorious past.

But wait, you might say – isn’t Canada, and B.C. with it, the healthiest economy of all G8 countries?

Bah humbug, I say, that’s all political spin. Change is bad, period. Especially if it concerns me personally.

Let’s go back to the golden past, and in the process prop up disgraced former politicians who were kicked out of office for questionable ethics.

And all will be good again … or will it?

Harold Grindl

Nanoose Bay

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