Apr 211988

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On April 20, 1988, Ontario finance minister Robert F. Nixon tabled the Liberal government 1988 provincial budget. It proposed, in part, that Ontario’s Retail Sales Tax be increased by one percentage point: up to 8% from 7%. The tax increase was, therefore, one of the subjects of discussion on Radio 98’s “Talkback” program, in the days that followed. Freedom Party president Robert Metz called-in, and explained that taxes are the secondary issue, and that the main issue is getting spending under control. He speaks, especially, to Ontario’s two most expensive programs: health care and education.



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