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Finance ministry receives report that recommends homeowner grant elimination

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VICTORIA - Finance Minister Carole James has received a task force report that recommends eliminating British Columbia's homeowner grant, taxing non-alcoholic drinks and introducing a value-added tax similar to the rejected harmonized sales tax.
James was not available for comment Thursday, but her ministry issued a background statement saying the return of the HST is not under consideration and neither is changing homeowner grants, the discount on property taxes for those who live in their home.
The ministry statement says it regularly receives reports from experts on public policy, but...
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