The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives's Ontario office is making changes to its controversial report on that province's harmonized sales tax, Public Eye has exclusively learned. But its executive director is refusing to say what those changes are. On December 14, the centre released a study entitled "Not a Tax Grab After All: A Second Look at Ontario's HST." It found "the majority of Ontarians won't be worse off" when the tax is implemented, putting the left-wing think tank at odds with the New Democrats.
"The report was pulled because some minor modifications had to be done," explained the centre's administrative assistant Jason Moores. "It will be back up posted on the Internet later on today and by the very latest tomorrow morning."
"The whole gist of the report is the same and there hasn't been any major switch in our position on the HST," he continued.
But when asked what those modifications were, Mr. Moores said executive director Bruce Campbell would "rather not say what changes were made. They were minor. But that's all he's willing to say right now. Sorry I can't give you more information than that."