Out-of-Gas Dalton McGuinty's HST Tax Grab Set to Hit Ontario Families
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TORONTO, June 30 /CNW/ -

NEWS:

On the eve of the HST tax grab, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak was at a GTA service station today to warn that gas and spending time with family is about to get a lot more expensive thanks to Dalton McGuinty's greedy $3 billion HST tax grab.

On Canada Day, the HST will begin driving up the price of everyday goods and services by 8%. One of the first places Ontario families will notice the impact of the HST is when they fill up their cars, minivans, RVs or boats for a holiday trip.

In addition to the price of gas, Dalton McGuinty's greedy HST tax grab will force Ontario families to pay more for numerous other Canada Day activities including hotel and motel rooms, camping fees, airline tickets, bus and train tickets, theatre tickets, guide services, golf green fees, and bicycle rentals.

The National Citizens Coalition says amusement parks are another place the HST will hit hard making families "pay $15-30 more on admission and merchandise."

QUOTES:

"Canada Day is typically an expensive day at the pumps, the HST will slap another eight per cent on to the cost of fuel."
-- Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Leader

"Just because the McGuinty Government has run out of gas - doesn't mean Ontario drivers should have to pay more for their gas. Only a Premier as out-of-touch as Dalton McGuinty would choose Canada Day as the day when we all are forced to pay more to spend time with family."
-- Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Leader

QUICK FACTS:

According to the National Citizens Coalition the HST will increase:

  • Condo fees between $75 and $150.
  • A day at an amusement park between $15 and $30.
  • Towing a car or truck an extra $10.
  • Electrical use an extra $1 a day.

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SOURCE Ontario PC Caucus

For further information: For further information:

Christine Bujold

416-325-1330

christine.bujold@pc.ola.org

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