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Coalition to Rally Against PST Hike

April 29, 2013 9:00 AM | News

Manitoba Legislative Building (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Legislative Building (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Members of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association will protest the province’s planned PST hike later this week.

The coalition of Manitoba organizations will rally on the steps of the Manitoba legislature on Thursday at 6 p.m. and urge the public to attend to support them.

“Eighty-six per cent of our small business members are opposed to a PST hike. Governments interpret silence as consent. We must speak out to oppose the PST hike,” said Janine Carmichael, Manitoba director with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

“People need to show up and send a strong message to the premier that promising not to raise taxes during an election and then raising taxes once elected is not acceptable,” said Colin Craig of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “Bring your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers. Now is your chance to do something about unaccountable politicians.”

The PST hike to 8% goes into effect July 1.