TORONTO, June 30 /CNW/ -
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
"Canada Day is typically an expensive day at the pumps, the HST will
slap another eight per cent on to the cost of fuel."
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
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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