HST has its upside

Dear editor,
Why vote for the HST?

Dear editor,

Why vote for the HST?

1. We save $1.6 billion paid by the feds.

2. We save much of the administration cost of the PST.

3. We increase jobs in B.C. as a result of employers being more competitive.

4. We join the European Union, the Nordic countries, Mexico and New Zealand, and in Canada, the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario with a value-added system that puts the consumption cost at the end of the production line rather than accumulating at each step along the way.

5. We avoid the alternative of a reintroduction of the PST tax and lose all the benefits listed above.

6. Mr. Layton supports the HST in Nova Scotia but not here.

Brian McLoughlin,


Comox Valley Record