Letter – Alter the HST

I look at Premier Clark's attempts to control the HST train wreck, then I see the elderly and disabled hobbling into pharmacies and paying an extra seven per cent for their over-the-counter pain medication, then reaching for a fast-food lunch, stopping at garbage cans in hopes of a few five-cent empties to help the expense.

Alter the HST

I look at Premier Clark’s attempts to control the HST train wreck, then I see the elderly and disabled hobbling into pharmacies and paying an extra seven per cent for their over-the-counter pain medication, then reaching for a fast-food lunch, stopping at garbage cans in hopes of a few five-cent empties to help the expense. I wonder where  Clark and her fellow MLAs are enjoying their $60-per-diem lunch on our tab. I support combining the GST and PST into one HST to reduce paperwork, but stop hitting the poor and roll it back from items that were PST exempt.

Julius Treigys, Victoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Pacific Opera takes music to the streets

Artists travel around Capital Region District this summer for live performences

SKAMpede goes live in July

Beloved annual event returns with changes, pre-registration online

Victoria Flamenco Festival goes virtual for 2020 event

The show will go online from July 23 to 26

Nanaimo Art Gallery summer camp moves programming online due to COVID-19

Teenage artists have until the end of next week to apply to Dazzle Camouflage

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to central Vancouver Island

Only 40 tickets available for each Vancouver Island Symphony private backyard show

Courtenay theatre gets support for livestream ‘hybrid’ shows this year

Island Coastal Economic Trust funds help Sid Williams Theatre with infrastructure, training

Virtual film industry career fair offers chance to talk with the experts

Experts in 11 different departments, three film union representative will be in attendance

Victoria Classic Boat Festival cancelled due to safety concerns

Organizers say Inner Harbour doesn’t provide enough space for physical distancing

Infringing festival finds a way to dance during pandemic

Nanaimo’s Crimson Coast Dance Society holding drive-in, micro and physically distanced events

Coastal scenes at the forefront for July shows at Victoria galleries

From sculpture to landscape paintings, summer art is about nature

Most Read