We all know that the HST (or Holy Shit Tax) is coming up soon. Although I don’t know enough about the pros and cons for everyone, what I do know is I don’t want to pay HST on my meals. So If you feel the same, I urge you to read the following message sent to us:
The campaign is being put together by both the BC (BCRFA) and Canadian restaurant associations (CRFA). They represent most restaurants from small independents to large chains. They know what a 7% hike in restaurant tabs does not just to your wallet but to thousands of full time and part time jobs. When you add the new 7% tax to the existing 5% tax the total is 12%.
That will apply not just to meals but to coffee, take-out food, cafeteria food for students – you name it! Other provinces have been able to do something to help people deal with new restaurant taxes, now it’s BC’s turn to speak out.
Our website, http://nomealtax.ca, is the online headquarters. There you will find an online petition, our blog, and support materials such as a letter template to the MPs and posters. We are also active on Twitter (@nomealtax) and have a Facebook Fan Page.