Why would Dalton have a vote on HST that shifts $2 billion of annual tax burden from Ontario corporations to Ontario consumers?
Dalton doesn’t do democracy. Rather Dalton simply does what’s mandated to him by Ed Clark of the TD Bank.
Put harmonized sales tax to a vote: Hillier
By ANTONELLA ARTUSO
May 27, 2009
A Conservative leadership candidate is demanding the Dalton McGuinty government put the harmonized sales tax to voters before implementing it -- or to simply scrap the controversial measure.
MPP Randy Hillier said voters won't get a chance to pass judgment on the proposal to blend the federal and provincial sales taxes until the provincial election of 2011 -- more than a year after it will have been fully implemented.
"If the Liberals are so sure of themselves that this is the right tax, let's put it in front of the people," he said yesterday. "Bring it in in 2011 and have people decide if it's a good tax."
Hillier said he'd repeal the 13% HST should he become leader of the Ontario PCs and, then, premier.
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said Hillier has clearly flip-flopped on the issue.
"He's making it up on the fly," Duncan said.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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