I agree that Campbell should have resigned, but not because of introducing the HST. Done with better timing and debate, the HST could have been brought in successfully. And with the lack of funding to many provincial sectors, it’s hard to admit but, the HST would actually be a very helpful in solving some of our province’s financial dilemmas.

In my mind, Campbell rightfully deserved this drop in approval because of how he sneaked in the HST legislation right after an election and without warning, and then how his party failed to work out and make public how an HST tax would be beneficial to regular citizens of BC (it could fund the arts, and everyone ought to be aware of how our healthcare system, on its current course, is unsustainable). Although one can argue that Campbell was enacting potentially good economic policy, on the outside all it looked like was tyranny.