I also admired him for his philosophy about hard work.
Bill Vanderzalm is taking charge in fighting the heinous H.S.T. (which will kill the real estate industry and possibly the restaurant industry) 20 years ago it was popular to hate Bill (much to do with his outspoken manner and religious beliefs) What do people think of Bill today? I met him personally once along with other "peons" like myself and to Bill's credit, there was no "class distinction" with him, he'd sit down and talk to you. I also admired him for his philosophy about hard work. Let's help him beat this ludicrous H.S.T.
Are you willing to pay 12% above the price of a house you are interested in buying?
No, I don't need to - I asked a question, was told the guy didn't know, so I'll wait till he figures it out.
We're not planning to open an office in BC, so I don't care what the tax regime is.
Do you understand it? BC is different from NB. Many provinces have different tax schemes when dealing with real estate. Because NB and NS have been screwed for years doesn't make it right. The HST will cover many more things that were and weren't covered by GST alone. It is a tax grab, pure and simple. It will impact everything negatively, not just real estate.