OK. But that's not why they introduced the HST! It was a money grab, plain and simple.Unquestionably yes. We're replacing a poorly implemented, job-killing tax with an efficient one. The PST effectively subsidized imported goods over Ontario goods. You have to try hard to come up with a tax policy that is stupider than protectionism, but the PST accomplished the feat.
It would be nice if things were that plain and simple. If the HST was a money grab, you absolutely have to explain why the government, in the same budget, announced billions of dollars in corporate, personal, and capital tax cuts. They did a really bad job of grabbing money!OK. But that's not why they introduced the HST! It was a money grab, plain and simple.