June 12, 2013
WINNIPEG, MB: Six business and taxpayer organizations released an open letter to Manitoba’s Premier today, calling on him to reverse the decision to raise the provincial sales tax.
The six signatory organizations to the letter include:

  • Canadian Taxpayers Federation
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
  • Mining Association of Manitoba Inc.
  • Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association
  • Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association

In the letter, the organizations stressed their concerns with the impact of a PST increase on businesses and taxpayers. The groups noted they’re willing to sit with the government and continue highlighting constructive ideas on how to reduce spending rather than raise taxes. The organizations noted that somehow other provinces are getting by with lower tax rates.
To view the letter, click here.
Contacts:
Colin Craig, Prairie Director – Canadian Taxpayers Federation 
(204-227-5561 cell)
Janine Carmichael, Manitoba Director – Canadian Federation of Independent Business 
(204-982-0817)
Dwayne Marling, Manitoba-Saskatchewan Vice President – Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association 
(204-688-8557 cell)
Ed Huebert, Executive Vice President – Mining Association of Manitoba Inc. 
(204-771-2190 cell)
Scott Jocelyn, Executive Director – Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association (204-783-9955)
Rolf Penner, Manitoba Vice President – Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association 
(204-746-0129)

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