Cornwall ON – Steve Clark, MPP Leeds Grenville in SDSG yesterday, spoke about how the HST will affect families when it is implemented on July 1, 2010.
The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will increase the cost of a host of goods and services, including haircuts, shoes, funerals, heating bills, electricity, real estate commissions and gas. This week the provincial Liberal government admitted that the HST will cost taxpayers far more than the government originally predicted – up to $480 per family a year.
The Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris passed The Taxpayer Protection Act, a law which limited the ability of legislatures to raise taxes and run deficits without public approval through a referendum process. The current Liberal regime of Premier Dalton McGuinty reversed those protections for taxpayers, leaving no recourse for citizens upset at their repeated impositon of new levies.
Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Leader is prepared to take up the charge to give power over taxes to the people. This would allow taxpayers to stand up for their rights when no one else does, and reverse legislation with which they disagree.
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