BC Liberal Finance Minister Colin Hansen’s little story about the HST not being on his “radar screen” became a flat-out lie after a FOI request produced this 11 page internal briefing note here.
Instead of coming clean, Hansen denies even reading them:
“It doesn’t look familiar to me. Given everything else that was on my desk at that time, that was not one of the priority items.”
One big problem with that lie is that the internal documents say that Hansen read them:
Assistant deputy minister Glen Armstrong wrote to colleagues on March 18