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Letters

Soon we will have to decide about the HST.

Will that be yes we don’t want it or, no,we should keep it?

If we decide against the HST, will the provincial government have to repay the federal government money forwarded for the implementation of the HST?

Would that theoretically be us paying ourselves back?

There would be less objection to the HST if things that were tax-exempt before were not being taxed now.

I think anything that is”Made in Canada” should be tax-exempt and all else can have HST. Once this is decided can we have it so that the taxes are included in the price? This will simplify it for the consumer who would no longer have to calculate the price and then figure the tax amount and then add it to the price to arrive at the real cost. It should also make it easier for businesses to apply.

When we are asked the question about the HST, will it be the right question?

K.L.Smith

Shirley

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