Anti-HST recall bid fails against B.C. MLA Don McRae
Theanti-HST recall effort has failed against Vancouver Island Liberal MLA Don McRae.
Elections B.C. says organizers did not collect enough petition signatures by the March 22 deadline.
Under B.C. recall legislation, the petition organizers had been given 60 days to collect the names of at least 19,348 voters in McRae’s Comox Valley electoral district to force a byelection.
McRae is the latest Liberal MLA to avoid being forced out of his seat over the unpopular 12-percent tax.
An earlier recall bid against cabinet minister Ida Chong also failed after too few signatures were gathered.
However, anti-HST recall petitions remain underway against cabinet minister Terry Lake and Maple Ridge MLA Marc Dalton.
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