“It’s Your Decision” examines the positives and negatives of the HST and the PST/GST sales tax systems based on their impact on families, businesses, the economy, and the Provincial Government.
Since January, the Panel has gathered detailed information about each sales tax to present to British Columbians.
The Panel has:
Reviewed and analyzed the positives and negatives of the HST and PST/GST
Commissioned an economic study by Ernie Stokes, Managing Partner with The Centre for Spatial Economics, in Toronto
Reviewed and considered almost 90 submissions
Produced the report: It’s Your decision
The Panel’s report has been issued directly to British Columbians to provide useful information to assist voters in making their decision in the mail-in referendum ballot on June 24, 2011.
For more information about the scope, nature and timelines of the Independent Panels work a printable version of their Terms of Reference is available.
The Independent Panel commissioned a report to inform their deliberations. Click to download the Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Rescinding the Harmonized Sales Tax in British Columbia - By Ernie Stokes, Centre for Spatial Economics.