if Mike Harris had pulled this stunt there would have been rioting in the
The newspapers would have been outraged and organized labour would be
Talk radio hosts would have been be inundated with rants by consumers understandably outraged.
But everybody’s so mad at Stephen Harper over the gripping issue of Taliban torture (apparently) that the highway robbery happening in this province tomorrow has escaped their attention.
The 13 per
cent Harmonized Sales Tax (the provincial sales tax plus the federal GST) being imposed on everything you buy in this
province – that’s everything, not just some things – is supposed to start on
July 1. (I want to emphasize the “everything” bit. If you pay $15 for a
haircut today at one of
Anyway, here’s the reason I’m writing this today: they (“they” being the McGuinty Liberals of Ontario) are jumping the gun and imposing the HST tax as of tomorrow (which is May 1, not July 1) on anything you buy that you won’t use or pick up till after July 1. Like airline tickets, theatre tickets, Blue Jays tickets and tickets to the Honda Indy, which will happen at the CNE July 16-18.
So, if you purchase your three-day Indy gold tickets today, they will be a cheaper than if you buy them tomorrow or any time after that.
So go to the Honda Indy website and buy those tickets today.
That also goes for the Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader (July 9-11), the NASCAR Canadian Tire Dickies 200 (Aug. 21) and the Mobil 1 Presents the Grand Prix of Mosport American Le Mans Series weekend (Aug. 26-29) at Mosport International Raceway.
So buy those racing tickets and then head out after work tonight and get your Christmas shopping done, too.