Friday, November 13, 2009

Thunder Bay against HST

I've been working with a group of folks, organizing a citizens rally to find out more about the upcoming HST, harmonized sales tax, to come into effect July1, 2010. This means citizen/consumers will pay an extra 8% tax on previously un-taxed items and services. Only a few things are exempt: books, diapers, female personal hygiene supplies, children's clothes and children's car seats. The prov. govt says, maybe fast food under $4! oh, brother! What about home heating and gas for the car? If you live in Thunder Bay or the region, come out tomorrow to Waverley Park. THere will be speakers (short talks to give information, not speeches!), a drummer and pamphlets, etc. See you there!

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Waverley Park, downtown Port Arthur.

If you are on Facebook you can find us at Thunder Bay against HST.


Merche Pallarés said...

In Spain we've had that tax for years! Here it's called IVA. They charge it on ALL products. I wish you luck. Hugs, M.

northshorewoman said...

omg! all these neoliberal nationstates looking to grab money from citizens. We in the north are outraged as our heating costs will go up. Transportation costs more here, too. The tax dollars they collect will be wasted--like the $1 billion e-health scandal.

is it also charged on all services in Spain?

Merche Pallarés said...

Yes, on all services. What's the e-health scandal? Hugs, M.

northshorewoman said...

1 billion dollars unaccounted for. Simply poof. Lots of heads rolling.