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New Eco Fees Catching Consumers By Surprise


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Elena
- 3179 days ago - thestar.com
The levy for thousands of new products, from pharmaceuticals to fire extinguishers, quietly came into effect July 1, the same day as the harmonized sales tax.



   

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stacey Oertel (2)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:44 am
Lets hope the money goes to the right place! We need to do something to help the earth.
 

Monica D (580)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:49 am
I hope that this will help to keep the targeted materials out of landfills, as intended.
 

Elena P (549)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:51 am
We can only hope ... However, it should have been announced and the public informed before it came into effect!
 

Les L (12)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:10 am
Of course we should have been informed,,,can you imagine the uproar if we had been? The government is very sneaky with its taxing methods!!!
 

evelyn m. (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 7:47 pm
hmmmm
 

low beng kiat (128)
Friday July 9, 2010, 1:57 am
thanks
 

colleen o (200)
Friday July 9, 2010, 8:25 am
YEP. WELL I AM IN B.C. I PURCHASED A DRESS FOR SEVEN DOLLARS AT A THRIFT SHOP. I WAS CHARGED 84 CENTS TAX. I ASKED HER ABOUT IT. IT WAS THE VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL THRIFT STORE. I SAID YOU ARE NOT TO CHARGE TAX ON CHARITABLE ITEMS. SHE SAID WE ARE NOT A CHARITY, BUT A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
 

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Friday July 9, 2010, 3:49 pm
I agree Elena, but I think announcing it first would be like warning someone before you hit him over the head!
 

Elena P (549)
Monday July 12, 2010, 10:15 am
LOL Glamour Girlcat.
Would have seen long line up at stores - buying the dishwashing liquid, batteries and others in massive quantities to save a bit of money.
That is what I did with some vitamins I take daily before the HST hit - specially the expensive ones.
 
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