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NDP Says Christy Clark’s “Sick Culture” Of Victoria Over Her Party’s HST Debacle Is Sickening

“The premier’s offensive comments regarding people that live in Victoria have gone from bad to worse,” said New Democrat house leader John Horgan. “The premier is now blaming the HST on what she calls the sick people of Victoria. She should be apologizing for her comments, and finally taking responsibility for the Liberal government’s HST deception and millions of public dollars wasted on HST propaganda during her watch.”

VICTORIA – In an attempt to distance herself from her own remarks about a “sick culture” in Victoria, the premier has made the situation worse by blaming that culture in Victoria for the HST, say the New Democrats.

“The premier’s offensive comments regarding people that live in Victoria have gone from bad to worse,” said New Democrat house leader John Horgan. “The premier is now blaming the HST on what she calls the sick people of Victoria.

“She should be apologizing for her comments, and finally taking responsibility for the Liberal government’s HST deception and millions of public dollars wasted on HST propaganda during her watch.”

In May, the Liberal premier said “I try never to go over there [Victoria]. Because it’s sick. It’s a sick culture. All they can think about is government and there are no real people in Victoria, and you get captured by this inside-the-beltway debate, and it’s really unhealthy.”

After the comments resurfaced following her cancellation of the fall legislative session, the premier attempted to defend her comments saying several times on Thursday that because of the sick culture in Victoria, “you end up with ideas like the HST.”

Horgan noted the premier is attempting to back away from her own disparaging remarks, and is once again changing her tune on the HST, trying to distance its implementation from herself and her party.

Following a series of flip flops on the issue, beginning with calling the tax shift “sneaky,” the premier spent millions of taxpayers’ dollars trying to save the HST in the lead up to the referendum.

John Horgan said remarks like these and the Liberals’ refusal to take responsibility for their HST deception or be accountable in the B.C. legislature, just add to the lack of faith in Clark’s government.

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