Petition to reduce taxes on books

Back in 1990, I remember visiting a Coles and picking up a postcard about the new GST. The Mulroney government had promised to look into GST exemptions for books, same as the PST exemption in Ontario. But by the time they passed the new tax, this had fallen by the wayside. The book-buying world was paying PST on books.
Even after the HST was implemented in Ontario, books remain exempt from the PST portion. It’s time for the federal tax to be removed as well.
So here’s a petition to parliament to do just that. Books are vital to our culture, our society, the way we think, our very ideas. Let’s remove all the barriers we can between the written word and the minds of our citizens.

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