Right. So now B.C. has GST and PST, which adds up to the same thing, with more expense to manage. We were brave enough to shoot ourselves in the foot.
Also, study on Alberta and its lack of sales tax finds that if they had a sales tax, they could reduce income tax so that only 30 per cent would pay it, rather than the 70 per cent that pay it now. In other words, those with money end up paying more sales tax because they consume more. And those with no money, pay less or no income tax, leaving more money to consume ( and pay sales tax ).
No matter how you split it, the government takes what it needs to provide services.