British Columbians vote to scrap HST in referendum
A majority of B.C. voters have rejected the harmonized sales tax in a provincewide referendum.
881,198 people (54.73 percent) voted Yes to reject the HST, and 728,927 people (45.27 percent) voted No.
Elections B.C. released today (August 26) the results of the vote.
The riding with the highest proportion of Yes votes was Surrey-Green Timbers, with 75.51 percent.
Pro-HST sentiment was highest in West Vancouver-Capilano, with 64.52 percent voting No.
More than 1.6 million British Columbians cast ballots in the mail-in referendum.
The outcome of the vote sets the stage for the province to rescind the HST and go back to the PST and GST.