Another screw up added to the seemingly unending line of HST gaffes committed by BC Liberal finance minister Colin Hansen (see here, here, here and here) is his latest lame attempt to sell BC taxpayers on the HST using their own money to do it.
When asked by the media, Hansen says that he has no idea how much this 3 week advertising blitz will cost:
“We haven’t costed out all the elements of it yet, but we are working within our existing government budgets”
A major organizer for the anti-HST petition, Bill Tieleman, easily slaps Hansen down:
“If Finance Minister Colin Hansen doesn’t know the cost of his own ministry’s ads and yet wants to purport to be an expert on how the HST is going to benefit, he has no credibility on this”