NEWS RELEASE · 2nd September 2010
Ministry of Finance
An Angus Reid online poll released today shows British Columbians believe many services or goods have become more expensive under the HST when, in fact, they cost exactly the same now as they did under the old PST.
- 76 per cent of people thought basic groceries were more expensive. There's no HST on basic groceries.
- 63 per cent of people thought total cost of their cellphone bill increased. There was no change to cellphone bills from the HST.
- 61 per cent of people thought adult clothing increased. No change with HST.
- 29 per cent of people though children's clothing increased. No change in tax on children's-sized clothing with HST.
About the Clothes
Comment by Sandra Capezzuto on 7th September 2010
When you have to buy your 10 and 12 year old's clothing and shoes in the mens department; the cost has definitely increased!
I don't think it is fair for the government to decide what size anything children should wear. My oldest son is not even chubby really but, he is over 6' tall... and his age and shoe size are the same.