|Small Town Small Businesses Opposed to HST|
“Our numbers were down this summer already. Tacking on another 7% to meals will discourage tourists from eating here and from staying long enough to spend some of their money in other local businesses. The economy is fragile enough in small towns without the government making it worse.”
Macarthy is angry that the government said nothing about the HST during the election, and hasn’t consulted with small businesses at all.
“They’ve destroyed Tourism BC, slashed arts funding essential for attracting visitors to our region, and increased taxes. It doesn’t make any economic sense.”
Macarthy’s restaurant, the Bear’s Paw Café, won a Cariboo
Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association award in 2008 for marketing “outside
the box”. It’s located across Highway 26 from her gift shop,
the “Frog on the Bog”.
For further information, contact Bill Horne at Amazing
Space Studio, Wells,
mazing at claireart dot ca
Some important addresses to write to: http://tinyurl.com/ykkc6sh
Columbians and Canadians Speak Out Against Funding Cuts
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