I was surprised to read Judy Darcy's letter where she implies that small businesses are against the HST (re: HST bad for small business, Letter to the Editor, The Record, July 8.)
This is the complete opposite of my own experience. When I talk to people who have small businesses, they always claim that the HST has simplified their lives immensely.
Judy Darcy's long years of experience working with public service unions does not qualify her as knowledgeable in regard to the needs of small business. I am no expert in these matters either, but I will be taking her opinion with a grain of salt.
The fact that she would put a letter into your paper demonstrates to me that the NDP and their union supporters are willing to take B.C. back to our former backward tax system just to score political points.
I am hopeful that your readers will see through their rhetoric and vote No to going backwards.
The HST referendum is not a political question. It is a question of common sense. We can all express our opinion of the politics around the issue at the next election.
Ted Mason, New Westminster