Taxpayers federation wants HST approved

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants B.C. taxpayers to vote no in the upcoming referendum on the HST.

  • Jan. 28, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants B.C. taxpayers to vote no in the upcoming referendum on the HST.

“It’s no secret that the B.C. government botched the HST,” said CTF-British Columbia director Gregory Thomas. “But turning the clock back and reinstating the provincial sales tax is no solution at all for the HST problem.”

Thomas was in the Okanagan this week to help spread the CTF’s message about the HST.

“When 700,000 people sign a petition to protest the HST, there’s a hidden message there,” said Thomas.

“But no matter how badly the government handled the HST, the Provincial Sales Tax is a 63-year-old relic of the stone age. It’s a regressive, job-killing tax. No modern province, state, or country in 2011 would ever create a tax as bad as the PST.

“We should take advantage of this year’s referendum to kill this tax, once and for all. And B.C. politicians need to…come up with a fair, simple, straight tax that people can afford.”

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