Restoring PST/GST should be easier

Re: HST opposition says advocacy work not done, Aug. 30.

To the Editor,

Re: HST opposition says advocacy work not done, Aug. 30.

Why is it taking 18 months or more to return to the PST/GST regime when it only took a little over 11 months (July 23, 2009 to July 1, 2010), from the time the HST was a gleam in Gordon Campbell’s eye till it was implemented and only three months (March 30, 2010 to July 1, 2010) from the passing of the bill to remove the PST until that happened?

Surely it is easier to return to something familiar than to implement something brand new.

It seems like the government just wants to milk the HST for as much extra revenue as they can before the inevitable happens.

Unfortunately this uncertainty will cause more harm to some sectors of the economy, like restaurants and construction, the longer this is dragged out.

S.I. Petersen


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