Unless you’re in the market for a new home, Thursday’s announcement of a bigger HST break on new homes might have you asking, “Why not something for me?”

If so, you’ve got company. There are lots of other losers. They include those whose issue is the cost of restaurant meals, bus tours, funerals, crash helmets, life jackets, first-aid kits, smoke detectors, energy-conservation equipment, non-prescription drugs, bikes, school supplies (but not books), home care for Granny, cable TV, haircuts and manicures, or any of the myriad other things that are exempt now from PST but will be hit soon by HST.

Read the full article by Don Cayo, “HST break for new homes, but not much for the masses” in the Vancouver Sun (Nov 20, 2009).

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