Delta-Richmond East Conservative MP John Cummins supports the HST, but says Premier Gordon Campbell is using it to gouge B.C. residents. The harmonized sales tax moved closer to reality in B.C. and Ontario last week after the House of Commons voted in favour of the tax. The Liberals and Bloc Quebecois backed the Conservative government's motion for an amendment to the Excise Tax Act. The NDP was in opposition....Asking why the Conservative government is trying to ram through the HST bill, NDP Deputy Leader Libby Davies (Vancouver-East) said, "It seems like Mr. (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper is pulling a page out of Mr. Campbell's playbook. Mislead, obfuscate and try limit public debate on the HST."