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Anti-HST organizer Chris Delaney quits BC Conservatives, jumps to BC First

B.C.'s Conservative Party has lost a high profile member.

Fight HST lead organizer Chris Delaney has resigned as the Conservative Party's deputy leader in a disagreement over policy direction and the harmonized sales tax.

Delaney says the B.C. Conservative Party is positioning itself to take over from the Liberals but has done nothing to overhaul what he calls a "soiled Liberal brand."

He also says B.C.'s Tories have waffled on support or opposition to the HST, placing him in an awkward position as he fights unification of the federal and provincial sales taxes.

Delaney has accepted the post of spokesman for the fledgling B.C. First Party.

He says he will remain active in the battle against the HST but will hand off duties related to any upcoming recall campaigns, to give him more time to focus on B.C. First.

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