Tuesday, September 14, 2010

McGuinty Must Be A Nut

October 2011 can't come soon enough. Premier Dalton McGuinty(or McLiar, McSquinty) of the Ontario Provincial Liberal party (aka Fiberals). Just doesn't get it. Ontario has gone from a "Have" province to "Have Not". For all our international readers that means instead of our money being distributed to other provinces the Federal government gives us more.

What's all this about? Well back around the beginning of July the Liberals got their way and harmonized, what a lovely word, the federal sales tax with the provincial sales tax. That meant that a lot of services that carried only one tax now carried a whole bunch more tax.

Here's what's got me going on this.

Ontario will benefit if B.C. kills HST: McGuinty

Dalton McGuinty says Ontario will benefit if British Columbia decides to kill its controversial harmonized sales tax.

He says it will give Ontario — which also implemented the HST on July 1 — a competitive advantage.

His comments come after the B.C. government promised to scrap the unpopular HST if a majority of people in that province vote to repeal it.

B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell says he’ll forego official rules and turn next September’s referendum into an election-style simple majority vote on the future of the tax.

That vote will happen during Ontario’s next provincial election campaign, which McGuinty says will be Ontario’s referendum on the HST.

Many Ontario residents have voiced their dissatisfaction with the tax, but there’s been no movement like the one in B.C. to get rid of it.

So, a higher taxed province will have a competitive edge over one with a lower tax? I think he lives through the looking glass and has tea with the Red Queen and White Knight.

1 comment:

  1. "So, a higher taxed province will have a competitive edge over one with a lower tax? I think he lives through the looking glass and has tea with the Red Queen and White Knight."

    Very well said!

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