B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell stepping down as HST controversy becomes too great

VANCOUVER - B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell fell on his political sword Wednesday, expressing hope that his resignation will refocus attention on his government's economic performance and away from the hated harmonized sales tax that was his undoing...In Ottawa, opposition MPs quickly blamed the Conservative government for Campbell's demise and suggested the Tories will pay the same price at the polls. "Everybody knows the premier of British Columbia just resigned because of the failure of the HST that was a fiasco caused by the Prime Minister and by the Minister of Finance," NDP MP Libby Davies said in Question Period.