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Dude, Where's My Province?


Ok seriously. What the hell is going on in our province? First, Gordon Campbell springs the Harmonized Sales Tax on everyone, saying it will create jobs and somehow help the economy. I obviously voiced my concerns over that move, especially since the public seemed to be caught completely off-guard with the whole decision. As we all know, the 2010 Olympics are just on the horizon. We also know that several cruise ship lines recently pulled out of Vancouver since it’s a more expensive destination than surrounding ports, such as Seattle. Given how much money tourism generates in BC, you’d think it would be a vital industry to preserve. Well, today the government announced that Tourism BC is being shut down, and somehow merged into the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Art: The government thinks the decision will save money and improve the co-ordination of marketing campaigns. But NDP tourism critic […]