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Revenue from HST might be missed after all

BC Harmonized Sales Tax was bringing in good money, reader says

Re: Fletcher’s columns appreciated (Letters, Sept. 14)

I am sure we who voted against the HST will, in the next 10 years, be sorry we won’t pay 15 per cent tax like New Zealand.

It’s not so much that we didn’t like the HST, it’s the way it was implemented and that the tax was applied to goods that were exempt under the PST-GST system.

An independent panel was formed and found that the HST generated $850 million -- enough to repay Ottawa for our return to the PST-GST.

S. Morgan