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11-14-2012, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by nye View Post
I was referring to cost of operating provincial programmes like healthcare, education, welfare, etc.

I said it because the exchange was about the desirablity of a PST. I see it as desirable to help make sure that the current costs of running the province are paid for by taxes.

I think the basis of the discussion is what an NHL team gets in other cities. Other cities give those sorts of deals.
Why is that? Not all cities are the same. We sit on a pool of Oil here, a unique econmic place in the world. We are hockey mad. To compare Edmonton to Winnipeg (who incidentally have to pay realty tax, their owner I believe actually paid 80% of the Arena, & the Arena is 3500 smaller) is about as legitimate as comparing Edmonton to Toronto.

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