David Murray is the Federal Candidate for the NDP in Abbotsford.
His is the Political Columnist for the Today Online News. He can be reached by email : DavidMurrayabbotsfordndp@gmail.com or you can follow him on Twitter : David Murray4NDP Doing door knocking in Abbotsford for almost a year , I find that the #1 issue on people's mind is still the HST (Harper Sales Tax) . 18,000 people from Abbotsford signed the anti-Harper Sales Tax petition.
The tax has been in place for 8 months or more. Has the Harper Sales Tax created more jobs in British Columbia? Actually NO. In B.C. we have the "highest unemployment rate in Canada at 8.2 percent".
In Abbotsford our youth unemployment (ages 18-26) is one of the highest in the country. More than double the national average (18%.). Have you looked downtown on Essendene lately? There have been more stores than ever closing. This is not a good sign the "Harper Sales Tax" is working for anyone in Abbotsford!