With the change now rejected by voters, the Harper government expects British Columbia to return the $1.6-billion in transition funding. The NDP thinks that would be unfair.
“Small businesses of all types suffered significant losses due to the HST,” said NDP BC Caucus Chair Don Davies. “It would be both spiteful and damaging for Harper to now force BC to pay back $1.6 billion, after it was already invested in things like health care and education.”
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