Getting in touch with little folk

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Editor: In Saturday’s paper, Diane Cox says government shouldn’t give businesses money for training (“Training money waste of tax cash.”) She says “Let them use their own money for training.”

I agree. She also says “the cost of living should be implemented every year by our government.” Unfortunately, it is … to a point.

This year’s MLA salary increase was based on, at least partially, the cost of living.

Also, tax assessments are based on the Consumer Price Index (cost of living).

Oh, and all licences, fees, etc. are tied to the cost of living. But not our provincial income tax rates.

This raise was studied and recommended by two Charlottetown lawyers and a prominent accountant. Perhaps not quite in touch with us little folk?

Lloyd Kerry,

Charlottetown

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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