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Recent Releases from Bicycle Trade Association of Canada

What to do when cyclists get hit with HST

Published Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:23:17 EST Read More

What to do when cyclists get hit with HST Cycling advocates celebrated when Ontario introduced a retail sales tax exemption for bikes. They celebrated again when the exemption was extended until December 31, 2010. Now the province has announced that it will adopt a harmonized sales tax (HST), and the fate of this exemption is unclear. One possibility is that Ontario will begin taxing bikes and related safety equipment in 2010 as planned. In that case, the Bicycle Trade Associat...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: What to do once the Harmonized Sales Tax hits bikes

Published Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:43:37 EST Read More

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY What to do once the Harmonized Sales Tax hits bikes The Ontario Government introduced a Retail Sales Tax exemption for Bicycles and Related Safety Equipment ("PST exemption on bicycles") in November of 2007. This relief was to have expired on November 30th 2008 but was extended in the 2008 provincial budget. In announcing its commitment to HST, the Ontario Government indicated that there is no possibility of continued sales tax relief on bicycles - reli...... Click here to read this release



Bicycle Trade Association of Canada applauds Toronto's bold new bike move

Published Tue, 26 May 2009 17:12:34 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Transportation/Biking/Sports/City Editors and Reporters Bicycle Trade Association of Canada applauds Toronto's bold new bike move Cyclists delighted as city approves bicycle lane on Jarvis (May 26, 2009 - Toronto) Last night, Toronto City Council approved a plan to turn part of Jarvis Street into a bike path. Cycling advocates all over the city hailed the initiative as an important step towards making Toronto a more bike-friendly city. T...... Click here to read this release