Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One British Columbian who is enjoying the benefit of the HST.

The Canadian Press

Date: Monday Aug. 15, 2011 5:26 PM ET

OTTAWA — Former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell is off to his new job in London, England.

The Harper government formally announced his appointment as the new high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland today.

The Canadian Press first reported Campbell's new job in June.

Campbell announced his resignation as premier last November after massive public fallout over his controversial introduction of the 12 per cent harmonized sales tax.

While a Liberal, he was responsible for reinvigorating the relationship between B.C. and the Conservative government. (more)

The job comes with a wage of nearly $200,000, residence, and a bunch of other perks. In a year and a half Gordon Campbell will be eligible for his $100,000 pension from BC. Not bad!


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