The Government of Canada

On March 26th, 2009, the Ontario government announced the introduction of a single sales tax on July 1, 2010 to "further strengthen Ontario’s economic growth and tax competitiveness".

While attempting to alleviate the financial situation many Canadians will be put in, the McGuinty government will provide $10.6 billion in tax relief to people and $4.5 billion in tax relief to businesses over the course of three years.

However, the implementation of this tax will cause most items and services (such as legal services, real estate and gasoline) to increase dramatically; something us as Canadians are not at liberty to agree with in today's economic crisis.

The purpose of this petition is to challenge the intended introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax on the provinces of Ontario. Those who sign this petition believe that this taxation will only hinder the economic growth of the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

We, the undersigned, call on the provincial government run by Premier Dalton McGuinty to abolish the single-sales tax proposed in a comprehensive tax reform package known in this year's budget known as Harmonized Sales Tax.

We, the undersigned, believe that the effects this single-sales tax will impose on the Ontario population will not validate Ontario's need to economically compete with the other provinces of Canada.

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The Abolish the proposed Harmonized Sales Tax in Ontario petition to The Government of Canada was written by Tyler and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.