Being proven incompetent and deceitful (see here) aren’t great attributes when you’re a politician looking for re-election, so you really wonder how BC Liberal Finance Minister Colin Hansen can possibly recover after details are known of yet another debacle of his.
Hansen spent $780,000 ($260,000 on design!) on a HST mail-out that wasn’t even used because it was deemed illegal by Elections BC and would have thrown gas on the fire with angry voters if sent out after the advertising ban.
Any other minister would have been fired by now but since Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell is the one operating the strings on this marionette minister, Hansen will survive until the voters deal with him. (see story here)