Frank Klees

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2009

VIDEO

FRANK KLEES ARGUES AGAINST “HST” TAX GRAB

McGUINTY’S PLAN WILL OVERBURDEN ONTARIANS

QUEEN’S PARK -Frank Klees (MPP Aurora-Newmarket) today rebuked Premier Dalton McGuinty during Question Period for his backdoor scheme to take more tax money from hard-working Ontarians during the worst recession in decades.


“This is the wrong thing to do at the wrong time,” said Frank Klees of the Liberals’ proposed harmonization sales tax (HST) plan. “How are those on fixed incomes and the unemployed going to cope? Will the Premier at least familiarize himself on the impact of his HST?”

With the proposed plan, the McGuinty Liberals will add more tax to services previously exempt from provincial sales tax, like gasoline and home heating fuel, that will increase in price by 8 per cent.

Klees said that Premier McGuinty, “chose not to listen. In the face of all of the evidence and all of the pain that it will cause families and businesses … will he agree to stop this nonsense?” To watch Frank Klees in Question Period, visit www.frank-klees.on.ca.

The domino effect of the tax will cause serious setbacks in economic prosperity and job creation for the province. In order to administer the HST, businesses will incur substantial costs. Consumers will have less to spend on necessities.

Frank Klees was the first to speak out against the HST, even before the McGuinty Liberals introduced it. A recent survey says that seven out of ten Ontarians are also against the HST.


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