Media advisory - The HST - A new tax on savings

Please join IFIC for a media briefing and Q&A on the HST

TORONTO, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - Ontario and British Columbia plan to introduce the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in July of 2010. The plan to harmonize their respective provincial sales taxes with the federal GST will hurt Canadian investors, including those saving for their retirement.

On Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Joanne De Laurentiis, President and CEO of The Investment Funds Institute (IFIC) will brief the media on the impact of this new tax on savings. A question and answer session will follow the brief presentations. An on-line media kit is available at:

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    About IFIC

IFIC is the voice of Canada's investment funds industry, including fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations. IFIC proactively influences and advances industry issues within the regulatory framework and enhances members' efficiencies, knowledge and proficiency.

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SOURCE The Investment Funds Institute of Canada

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