New fee for tradespeople will cost consumers
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The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:27AM EST
A coalition representing more than 100,000 Ontario tradespeople and employers says new fees amount to a major tax hit on both tradespeople and consumers.
The coalition says the fee announced yesterday by the provincial government will drive up a host of consumer service costs, from a haircut to hiring a plumber, electrician or auto mechanic.
Spokesman Sean Reid says it will cost tradespeople more to do their jobs, employers more to create jobs, and consumers more for a range of services.
The coalition also says the additional fees will kill jobs, and drive people out of trades.
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