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HST not easy to digest: Eateries

Business is down by an average of 10 per cent compared to the same time last year, according to a survey of 802 British Columbia eateries by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA).

The new Harmonized Sales Tax is to blame, says CRFA vice-president Mark von Schellwitz.

He wants the provincial government to make it more palatable.

“Tax credits and wholesale liquor discounts would help, or investing in a marketing campaign,” Schellwitz said.

The B.C. government, on its website, claims the HST will reduce some restaurant’s operating costs.

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