The perception of a bloated, ineffective and inefficient TransLink was more powerful than any grandiose vision of the future.
Opponents' winning vote by a generous majority sends a strong message to BC Liberals.
Liberals have said budget would take a $3-billion hit if the tax is cancelled, but won't say how.
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon promises to cut HST by two per cent -- if B.C. voters agree to support the tax in this summer's referendum.