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Fruit growers give HST a mixed review


September 18, 2009
By Kelowna.com

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Fruit growers give HST a mixed review

Despite the fact the Liberal government is working overtime to
convince British Columbians that the Harmonized Sales Tax is a sweet deal for
consumers and industry,  some
agriculturalists have expressed a little less enthusiasm over the fruits of
their labour.



Sept. 16, 2009,
Kelowna, B.C. – Despite the fact the Liberal government is working overtime to
convince British Columbians that the Harmonized Sales Tax is a sweet deal for
consumers and industry,  some
agriculturalists have expressed a little less enthusiasm over the fruits of
their labour.

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According to Steve
Thomson, B.C. MLA for Kelowna-Mission and Minister of Agriculture and Lands,  the HST will amount to a $15- to
$16-million advantage to the agricultural industry.

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