B.C. cabinet shuffle
John Yap has replaced Harry Bloy as Minister of State for Multiculturalism. Early last month, Bloy resigned from the provincial cabinet after reportedly leaking confidential emails to Peter Chung of the Eminata Group, which is a Vancouver-based education conglomerate and one of Canada’s most largest private providers of post-secondary education. Click for more news briefs.
By Max Miller, Grade 12
So much has happened since Gordon Campbell’s government introduced the Harmonized Sales Tax to British Columbian citizens, that it’s hard to believe it’s been scarce more than a year since. The HST raised taxes on everything from groceries to haircuts to 12%. It was introduced shortly after the Liberals, led by Gordon Campbell, were re-elected on the platform that they would not raise taxes this way. Because of this decision, Campbell became one of the least popular politicians in Canada, and he stepped down from office in March 2011.