Opposition continues to hammer away at HST funding

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Steven Myers, interim leader of the opposition, speaks to journalists in the hall of the legistature after the speech

There was more talk about the HST transitional funding in the P.E.I. legislature this afternoon.

Opposition Leader Steve Myers continues to try and paint a picture that the province is mismanaging provincial coffers.

In question period today, Myers again contended that when the federal government compensated P.E.I. when the province brought in the harmonized sales tax, government should have put the entire $39 million in one fiscal year.

The province initially split the cheques up, accounting for $25 million in one year and the other $14 million in the next year.

Premier Robert Ghiz once again reiterated that the province corrected the issue when the auditor general informed government that it had to account for the money in the year the HST was implemented.


... More on this story later and full details in the print and e-edition of The Guardian tomorrow.


Geographic location: P.E.I.

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  • dave anger
    April 08, 2014 - 18:25

    Get rid of the Harper Sherradon Tax

  • We can only hope
    April 08, 2014 - 18:20

    That Myers will never have a position in Government where he has any responsibility - especially around money. He clearly doesn't understand it!! Every time he opens his mouth- he scares the wits out of people!