About 100 people lined both sides of Georgia Street near the entrance to Stanley Park yesterday to protest the HST, three days before Elections B.C. is expected to announce whether the petition to repeal the tax collected enough signatures.


Vehicles on Georgia Street — including paramedics in an ambulance — honked in support.

Sal Vetro is a spokesperson for the FightHST campaign launched by former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm. “Until this tax is repealed we’re going to keep fighting,” he said.

Bob Baranski braved the rain to participate. “I don’t think taxation should be introduced without representation,” he said.

The 12 per cent harmonized sales tax came into effect July 1.