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THUNDER BAY, ON   ----    May 31, 2010  ---  June 1st marks the one-month countdown until Dalton McGuinty’s latest tax grabs takes effect. The HST will increase prices on gas, electricity, home heating fuel, airline tickets, haircuts and dozens of other goods and services Ontario families use every day.

Today at Queen’s Park, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Caucus launched a new online poll where Ontario families can vote on which good or service the HST will hurt family budgets most.

To have your voice heard on the impact of the HST, visit www.daltonsalestax.com. The poll is also available on the Tim Hudak iPhone application.

“People are already doing their part and paying more than their fair share of taxes in Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario. We are calling on Ontario families, seniors and business people to tell this out-of-touch McGuinty government just how much the HST will hurt them by participating in our online poll.” stated – Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak

“The Ontario PC Caucus is continuing to use every tool at our disposal to fight this punishing tax grab and to give Ontario families the real break they dearly deserve.”
 Lisa MacLeod, MPP Nepean Carleton and PC Critic for Revenue and Government Accountability

Some of the items set to skyrocket in price after the HST kicks in include:

•Hydro
•Home heating fuel
•Natural gas
•Gasoline
•Vitamins
•Internet service
•Financial advisory services
•Mutual fund fees
•Condo fees
•Retirement & nursing home costs
•Air plane, train and bus tickets
•Funerals and estate planning costs
•Home renovation & repairs
•Lawn maintenance
•Snow removal
•Golf green and driving range fees
•Bicycles and bicycle safety equipment
•Gym memberships
•Trips to the veterinarian
•Haircuts


The HST is the next tax in a long string of taxes introduced by Dalton McGuinty that include: $15 billion in health taxes, higher income taxes, business taxes, hydro taxes, iPod and TV taxes, car taxes, house taxes and tire taxes.

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