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Greater Victoria, BC News


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5/25/2011 Media Release
Chamber Applauds Move to Reduce HST



Chamber Applauds Move to Reduce HST

May 25th, 2011 - Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce applauds the announcement by BC Finance Minister Kevin Falcon that the HST will be reduced by two percentage points in two phases, and that the government will provide immediate support to BC families.

“The Chamber supports the HST as sound economic policy while recognizing the challenges it presents for some sectors. We are pleased to see the government taking steps to mitigate the impact of the HST and stimulate economic growth,” said Bruce Carter, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. “We are further encouraged by the BC government’s recognition that spending must continue to be controlled, along with their commitment to achieve balanced budgets in the near term.”

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce represents over 1,500 members and is the voice of business for the Greater Victoria region. The Greater Victoria Chamber has received Accreditation with Distinction from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.


For more information contact:

Ellen Henry                                                                                         Bruce Carter

Manager of Member Communications                                  Chief Executive Officer
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce                               Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

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Cell: 250-812-0510                                                                           Cell:  250-889-2271                                                         


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