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Anti-PST Hike Rally Being Held at Legislature

May 2, 2013 7:33 AM | News

Manitoba Legislative Building (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Legislative Building (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Opponents of the province’s PST hike will voice their concerns during a rally today at the Manitoba legislature.

In its 2013 budget, the Manitoba government signaled it would be raising the PST to 8% effective July 1.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) are inviting the public to the front steps of the legislature at 6 p.m.

“If you’re already finding it hard to pay for all the taxes that are going up, come out and show your opposition to a PST increase,” said CTF prairie director Colin Craig. “The premier promised during the election that he wouldn’t raise taxes. We have to stand up and hold him accountable for that commitment.”

The coalition of Manitoba organizations is also speaking out on the government scrapping taxpayer protection legislation to raise the PST.