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Rescinding the G.S.T.

On January 20th our country will begin a second year of dealing with our biggest trading partner and its' increasingly chaotic, aggressive and untrustworthy administration.

The collapse of N.A.F.T.A. may be imminent, the naysayers tell us this will be terrible for Canadians, but will it? It was because of N.A.F.T.A. that the infamous Mulroney conservatives saddled us with the G.S.T., against the wishes of over 80% of the people and majority of the Senate. We were reassured that the tax would be offset by the drop in price at the manufacturers level, a "trickle down" effect. Of course that never happened Canadians just started paying more. 

I vividly recall my 17 years of adulthood before the G.S.T. being financially as good, even better than the years since. If N.A.F.T.A. does indeed terminate, will either the Liberals or Conservatives rescind the G.S.T. and do so as promptly as it was brought in?

With a 150 year track record of broken promises and escalating taxation I think not. Let's make this an election issue in 2019 or seriously look at an alternative party. 

Robert Brown
 



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