March 19, 2016

Manitoba government should keep its promise and lower PST

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Manitoba's sales tax is now 8 per cent, but Todd MacKay of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, says it shouldn't be. During the last election, every party promised not to increase it.

But it did go up, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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commented 2016-03-21 09:18:20 -0400
Sam Young – it looks like a crooked finger, but you are right it looks like the are giving the public the finger. What I find odd, is that they built this in Winnipeg, and then that loser with Maclean’s labeled Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada. What a joke and an insult by a communist rag magazine!
commented 2016-03-20 19:58:15 -0400
If you look at that human rights museum from a distance, it looks like it is giving you the finger.
commented 2016-03-20 12:37:31 -0400
The people of Manitoba would be fools to not give the Conservatives a chance even if they truly do feel that they will not lower the PST as promised. I am sure if the Conservatives do end up lowering the PST, it will not be able to happen right away, which will make the opposition attack them relentlessly.

The only party that can bring the spending under control would be the Conservatives because all the others are tax and spend socialists, but it will require a level of austerity that the people of Manitoba will end up hating the Conservatives for, which will in turn cause them to vote out the Conservatives once spending is in control so that the next socialist party can spend Manitoba back into debt. We see this pattern all the time both provincially and federally.
commented 2016-03-20 10:33:29 -0400
Sam Young – that human rights museum is a real eye sore. I was in Winnipeg recently, and I had to ask what that gawd awful building was. Just the sight of it repelled me from ever going in, and of course the faux human rights garbage that is just plain wrong. I will never grace its doors!
commented 2016-03-20 10:27:22 -0400
M P – she likely doesn’t pay that much tax because she doesn’t make that much. The socialist safety net of taking from the makers, and giving it to the takers, insulates these people, so they have no idea of the reality that they are really living in.
commented 2016-03-20 02:16:28 -0400
All the Winnipeg and Manitoba tax payer dollars went to the stupid human rights museum, the awful rapid transit system, and to the inept flood management that overflowed into Lake Manitoba. Look on the bright side. WE are combating our reputation as the most racist city in Canada, by putting in mandatory Aboriginal courses at the University of Winnipeg.
commented 2016-03-19 23:49:01 -0400
Anybody in the west feel like separation from Ottawa?

For Alberta go to:

There are sister sites in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC. First step is to get registered as a party in your province and that means getting the required amount of signatures, 15,000 in Alberta. Lots of work but it’s a start. Alberta plan is to eventually unite the right and get the hell away from the greedy hands of Trudeau and Quebec.
commented 2016-03-19 21:15:34 -0400
My family moved to Manitoba from Alberta in 2011. Shortly thereafter my children and I were in a Safeway buying a few groceries. When we went through the till, I was a little sticker shocked at the cost of everything — I forgot about the (at the time) 7% PST. When I voiced my shock to the attendant, she went on a tirade on how the PST was “so great” because Manitobans have “free health care,” and “free” this and “free” that from the provincial government. She was in euphoria.

(People like this lady are the ones who keep voting in the blood-sucking NDPs. “Free?” Nobody here seems to stop and think where all these “free” things come from. Why do they think they’re being taxed? What do they think the government does with that money? And why in the world, if this PST was so good, are the roads in Manitoba the worst in Canada I’ve ever driven? Why does Winnipeg look like the capital of a third world country? I digress….)

I simply smiled and took my groceries, shaking my head as I went out the door. My son, who was only 11 at the time, looked up at me with wide eyes as we were leaving and said, “Wow! That woman sure is socialistic!” Good boy. And I couldn’t agree more.
commented 2016-03-19 18:25:28 -0400
Nobody here in Manitoba knows how to fix the stupid province.

Just earlier today, I came across a you tube Liberal ad. The candidate had nothing better to say, than to vote for her because she was in favor of not taxing sporting equipment for kids.

The NDP are busy with their own attack ads against the Liberal. They are upset that the Liberals want to fight sexism by not taxing expensive haircuts for women. No, I am not making this shit up.

Nobody is buying that the Manitoba conservatives will bring the PST down to five percent. The province is broke, and nobody in this god forsaken province knows how to bring any money in. All the smart people have left the province. Winnipeg might as well just be a reserve.
commented 2016-03-19 17:39:17 -0400
Hi Greig, yes I aggree with you. I live in Alberta and it is amazing how low we’ve sunk in such a short time with the ndp at the helm. They are definitely a one term failure. I hope Manitoba votes in a Conservative government. Perhaps then in the near future Alberta,Saskatchewan and Manitoba can form a Western alliance. One where Ottawa will not be dictating what we will and will not do.
commented 2016-03-19 15:06:18 -0400
It was not just an increase in PST that Selenger & his dip-shitz hit us with. They have also taxed every item that was previously exempt from PST, such as home insurance. Not to mention a myriad of “enviro-taxes”, “recycling fees” and other “levies”. Now they are pondering, (if people are stupid enough to vote them in again) an increase to fuel tax, increased income tax rates on higher earners, a health & post secondary education levy, increased land transfer tax, and likely an increase on PST to 9%. Don’t forget they will be right on board with any kind of Carbon Tax.
It appears that Selenger has become so detached from reality, he is now recycling most of Trudeau’s election promises, in hopes of garnering the dumbed down, low info voters like Trudeau did. His promise to run up another deficit this year of 421 million has ballooned to 646 million. Sound familiar? Shades of Trudeau and his "modest 10 billion/year which he blew past in a couple of months.
Wake up MB, the problem is not a lack of revenue it is an out of control, dangerous NDP Party.
commented 2016-03-19 12:43:54 -0400
Think Troughs and Slush Buckets, for Left Wing Scum.
commented 2016-03-19 12:12:28 -0400
“But they will do good works with it.”

Yes, of course! I would never question Justine’s motives! ;o)
commented 2016-03-19 12:09:34 -0400
But they will do good works with it.
commented 2016-03-19 11:58:33 -0400
The only government that I can remember that kept their promise to drop a tax was the Harper Conservative government.

I wonder how long it will be before Trudeau raises the GST again.
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