Thursday, December 3, 2009

Liberals and Bloc vote with government on HST

Well, lots of people saw this one coming:

The House of Commons has taken the first step to allow Ontario and British Columbia to harmonize the provincial sales tax and federal GST on products and services.

In a 192-32 vote, the Conservatives, Liberals and Bloc Quebecois supported the ways and means motion amending the Excise Tax Act, one of the steps towards implementing the Harmonized Sales Tax. The HST bill itself is expected to be introduced on Friday.

From the CBC. To be fair, 28 Liberals missed the vote (see Blogging a Dead Horse for a list).

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