(Closed) BC’s referndum… HST gone- we voted FOR higher taxes….

posted 7 years ago in Vancouver
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@vmec: agreed. i don’t know what 55% of the province was thinking when they voted

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is absolutely outrageous!!! British Columbians need to give their heads a shake. My head is hung in shame right now. Millions of dollars flushed down the drain to prove a point to a government who’s already stepped down. Un-freaking-believable!

 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can someone please provide a link, or some insight. I am BC’er, but live in Alberta temporarily so I never got to vote, nor heard anything on tha matter.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@vmec:

I’m wondering about the whole, pay the gst+pst and hst on top? Is that accurate? Because everything I have read doesn’t seem to point to that. What critical piece of information am I missing here?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Is it because of the GST savings?

In Ontario we just got switched to HST and many of us didn’t wanted it because it meant our taxes went up on certain items – gas, public transit, airfare, hotels accomodation, internet, hydro, Natural health products, buying a home, hall rentals, salon and spa services, legal fees, entertainment tickets (golf/theatre), Sports memberships/gym memberships, etc.

Could this be why 55% of the population would vote yes to going to GST and PST! If I had a vote I would vote for Ontario to switch back!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@vmec:

Then how is the taxes higher? I’m not understanding here……

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

There must be significant differences btw the tax in BC and here as those increases did occur here! GAS being a major one with the prices of gas skyrocketing anyway!

I also felt the increases in Ontario personally because the tax went into affect on July 1st 2010 and my wedding was Aug 2010.

Don’t know much about the PST offices and such but I have never felt that just because something is easier it is better!

And In My Humble Opinion if people are hurting for cash they still need to get their hair cut and every dollar counts to them.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The good news about living in Alberta – we only have GST.  5%.  Not trying to rub it in, I was born and raised in Van so we all know what it’s like having more taxes.

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