I just voted No to extinguishing the HST. No, I do not believe the ballot question is misleading considering those who it is pandering to - those who are in favour of having it extinguished.
A harmonized tax can only be efficient in the long run - it effectively cuts reporting costs by both the business person and the government in half.
Having a look at the list posted by Neven, I can't imagine, as a poor student, "needing" any of those aside from smoke detectors and school supplies. I would love to see the day when I can hire and Accountant, Architect, Private Fitness Trainer, Massage Therapist, Wedding Planner, Tailor, and be able to have my grass cut while I Moore my Yacht, before I catch my private Bus to the Spa during the trip to the Ski Hill. This consumption tax certainly targets the poor.