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Petition to apply to the CRA to exempt the cap-and-trade tax from the HST


Petition to apply to the CRA to exempt the cap-and-trade tax from the HST

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS, families in Ontario are already struggling to pay their skyrocketing hydro bills; and

WHEREAS, the Liberal government is in need of revenue to balance the provincial budget by 2018 and pay down the debt, which has now surpassed $300 billion; and

WHEREAS, the Financial Accountability Officer has projected the province’s debt will increase by another $50 billion by 2020-21; and

WHEREAS, private sector analysts project that cap-and-trade will add $400 per year to the cost of gasoline and $475 per year to the cost of natural gas; and

WHEREAS, Ontarians pay the fifth highest sales tax in Canada at a rate of 13 percent; and

WHEREAS, the provincial government has the capability to work with the Federal Department of Finance and the Canadian Revenue Agency to exempt the cap-and-trade tax from the HST;

THEREFORE, we the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and the Government of Ontario to apply to the Canadian Revenue Agency for approval to exempt the cap-and-trade tax from the HST.

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