Friday, July 2, 2010

From the left and the right, praise for the HST

These comments coming on the eve of the HST:

  • “The HST is going to make us [Ontario] even better for manufacturing, more attractive for manufactures to invest here” (Buzz Hargrove, former National President of the Canadian Auto Workers – AM 640 Toronto)

  • “And what this will do is will bring all of that together and we’ll eventually save money for the consumer.” (Len Crispino, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce – CBC Radio Windsor)

  • “We do believe ultimately that this will be better for the economy…” (Catherine Swift, Canadian Federation of Independent Business – AM 640 Toronto)

  • “The single best thing you could do to build back up the Ontario economy which was faltering then was to harmonize these taxes and reform them so that they were better for business who might want to invest and creating new jobs, buying new equipment and so on.” (John Tory – NewsTalk 1010)

  • “The economic theory is that (the HST) will provide important benefits to larger and especially manufacturing businesses and that's probably a good thing.” (Kevin Gaudet, Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation – Canadian Press)

  • “In a nutshell, the HST is about ensuring that Ontario has a competitive business environment. But it will reduce costs for business, it should help business to succeed, grow, attract investment, expand, translating into jobs.” (Anne Golden, President and CEO of the Conference Board of Canada – CBC Ontario Morning)

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