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