I was surprised to read the letter from Ron Barillaro concerning the HST. His take on the application of the HST is typical of most people who are anti-HST. They haven’t done their homework.
Fact is Mr. Barillaro is completely incorrect when he says the HST has impacted kids clothing. The fact of the matter is children’s size clothing up to size 16 for girls and size 20 for boys and child-sized shoes are unaffected by the HST. What does have more tax is adult-sized clothing, so I would say if you have children who require adult-sized clothing, then Mr. Barillaro’s letter would apply.
But regular-sized clothing for the majority of kids will see no change.
The only person “selling” a bill of goods in this case is Mr. B.
Want to learn more about what has and hasn’t had more tax added to it? Go here: http://www.hstinbc.ca/buying_goods/what_has_the_same_tax/what_stays_the_same_.