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Saskatchewan’s 2017 provincial budget raised the PST from 5% to 6% effective March 23, 2017. Effective April 1, 2017 the PST will also be expanded to cover the following items that were previously...

Today’s Saskatchewan provincial budget raises the PST to 6% at midnight tonight. 

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Alberta’s 2017-18 provincial budget follows through on the significant tax changes implemented in last year’s budget by the Notley government.

No new taxes were introduced in Budget 2017...

Ontario announced today that starting this summer, electricity bills will be reduced by 25 per cent on average for businesses and households across Ontario. Going forward, hydro bills won’t...

The British Columbia government announced today that the minimum wage will increase to $11.35 an hour on September 15, 2017.  The increase is 50 cents per hour consisting of a 20 cent rise due to...

The British Columbia government announced that the tobacco tax will increase.  (This was not highlighted in the Minister’s speech, budget briefings or media interviews.)  Effective October 1, 2017...

In advance of the May 9 general election, the British Columbia Government introduced their 2017-18 budget today.

British Columbia is the only province charging residents for health care...

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, is a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union (EU). Once enacted, the agreement will eliminate tariffs (i.e.,...

The New Brunswick government tabled a budget featuring no tax increases or program cuts. The budget will see investments in tourism, education and healthcare while making slow but steady progress...

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