NDP slams gov’t on nixed green tax exemptions

first_img [asset|aid=2710|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f595eb41ac8490c8018dbd19b5177ab-Rob Fleming 2_1_Pub.mp3] Just this week, Finance Minister Colin Hansen introduced HST legislation.Fleming insists the legislation is already doing more harm then good. [asset|aid=2711|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f595eb41ac8490c8018dbd19b5177ab-Rob Fleming 3_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The HST is set to come into effect on July 1st of this year. The B.C. NDP is bashing the Government for eliminating a tax-exemption for energy-saving items.NDP Environment Critic and MLA for Victoria, Rob Fleming, explains March 31st is the final day to take advantage of the PST exemption on green and Energy Star items. – Advertisement – [asset|aid=2709|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f595eb41ac8490c8018dbd19b5177ab-Rob Fleming 1_2_Pub.mp3] He says that in order to make way for the new blended tax, the PST policy is being surrendered to Ottawa, and now green exemptions will not apply starting April 1st. Included in the nixed tax incentives are high efficiency window and doors, insulation products and energy efficient furnaces. Advertisementcenter_img By Christine Rumleskielast_img

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