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Tele-conferences give everyone in B.C. chance to comment on HST

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
April 28th, 2011

On May 9 a tele-conference will give everyone a chance to talk about the harmonized sales tax (HST). Minister of Finance Kevin Falcon and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom are inviting the public to participate in a series of regionally-based telephone town halls around the province.   The town halls are designed to ensure that all British Columbians have an opportunity to offer suggestions on how the HST can be improved.   Town halls start Apr. 26and will be hosted by Falcon and Lekstrom. For the Boundary region, the tele-town hall will be on Monday, May 9 along with the Okanagan region. This is a unique opportunity to talk directly with the government ministers leading the HST engagement process.   How do you participate?   If you have a publicly listed telephone number, you will receive a call at home in the early evening of the day when your regional telephone town hall is being held. A recorded message will ask if you are interested in attending the tele-town hall. If you would like to participate, stay on the line and follow the instructions given in the message.   If you do not want to participate, just hang up.   If you stay on the call, there may be a short wait until the call formally begins or you will be placed into the town hall if it is already underway. A moderator will introduce the call, provide the instructions for participation and describe how you can ask a question, then prompt the next caller when it is their turn to ask a question.   More information can be found at: www.HSTinBC.ca  

* Dates may change to accommodate conflicting events including the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

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