Aboriginal HST PROTEST!!!
Causes - Protest
Thursday, 22 April 2010
09:00 - 17:00
Queens Park Toronto
"HST affects everyone, so even if you are not Aboriginal and wish to
come and support us in this protest you are more then welcome to come
out and you are encouraged to do so.
On July 1st the Government is taking away our inherent right to point
of sale tax exemption unless we all unite to be heard.
We Native poeple of Ontario have to come together and fight for our
right of point of sale tax exemption because once the government takes
it away we will never get it back, so we must stop it beforeit is
It is Illegal and Immoral for the Federal Government to ignore our
treaty's and turn their backs on us.
Large protests and demands have worked in the past. If we organize a
lot of protests then the goverment has no choice but to cave in.
Remember when young people protested the changes to young drivers by
the Liberals by using facebook. It sure has worked before so we have
to make it work this time or it will forever be just another thing
stripped from our rights and gone for good.
THIS PROTEST IS COMMING FROM A GRASS ROOTS ANGLE SO ALL COMMUNITY"S
ARE ABLE TO COME OUT AND ANYONE CAN SPEAK OUT AT THIS PROTEST!
Please invite anyone and everyone to this protest and come out and
fight for our rights! The only way we can do this is by getting off
our butts and assemble in this protest. It is important that as many
people come as possible so please let's get the word out of this event
and stop the hst!
"HST IN ONTARIO... this approved proposal, which will take affect this
year, is only designed to keep Ontario from progressing..... it takes
more money out of the hands of the improverished and First Nations
people. As a First Nations person, I refuse to pay the HST because it
is illegal for a nation to tax another nation, such as FIRST NATIONS
The new 13% tax will therefore apply to things like your electric
bill, your gas bill, your water bill, condominium fees, insurance
premiums, and every other good and service you purchase. There are
almost no exemptions.
The extension of the new 13% GST/PST to homes is simply a tax assault
by the government on your primary home. They want to tax your primary
home and you will suffer because of it.
Why? Because if a purchaser has to pay almost $200,000 in taxes to buy
your $1 million dollar home, the purchaser is going to pay less to you
for your home. The purchaser will reduce the amount he or she is
willing to pay to you in order to pay all the taxes.
The New 13% Tax Will Effectively Raise Your Income Taxes Currently,
the combined Federal/Ontario income tax rates are roughly 25% on the
first $20,000 of taxable income, 42% on the next $40,000 of taxable
income, and 46.5% on each dollar of taxable income over $60,000. On
top of that you have to add the "Fair Share Health Tax" of up to
$1,000 each of us has to pay.
If the Ontario Government gets away with implementing their new
harmonized GST/PST sales tax of 13%, the top effective income tax
rates in Ontario will be as follows (since you can't spend any of your
tax paid dollars without paying the new harmonized 13% GST/PST tax):
38% on the first $20,000
53% on the next $40,000
59.5% on every dollar over $60,000
On top of that, you have to pay your Ontario Fair Share Health Tax,
your city realty taxes, your city garbage fees, your city water fees,
your city street parking permit fees, your annual Ontario and new city
of toronto vehicle license plate fees, your Ontario land transfer tax,
your new city of toronto land transfer tax, your gasoline taxes, your
liquor taxes, your air departure
taxes, your entertainment taxes, and so on.
While you can see above that the tax is not only a First Nations
violation of rights, it is also a violation of rights of the Tax
Payer. Many of times I have sat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
and witnessed many of these Liberal Ontario elected officials not even
be present when the questions of their misspending comes forth, while
they are making huge, profit gaining deals, like those with
international corporations like Samsung to gain profit on behalf of
Ontarians. These people are only out to line their pockets with cash.
I will say this, because I don't care right now... Dalton McGuinty is
the WORST thing to ever happen to Ontarians, and at this point, he's
probably made so much money off private deals for Ontario that it
doesn't matter whether or not he ever gets re-elected.
The only thing that I can say at this point is that for those of you
who don't vote and don't contribute to any of the causes that you
believe in, you thus leave decision making, like the HST to people
like Dalton McGuinty.....but.. you also leave it to people like
activists to fight for your rights in decisions that will affect your
life and you leave it to politicians like Dalton McGuinty to make
choices for you. Regardless of what your or our opinions are, please
make sure that everyone knows what you think, because each and
everyone person on this group and beyond are sooo important to the
collective and I want to say Miigwetch to every single one of you...
because it is only you who can make change!"