Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tax Free Bikes and Helmets!!

In Canada that is. I had not read about this until today, but this press release says that:

Starting on December 1, 2007, the Ontario government will exempt bike helmets and other safety equipment from retail sales tax (RST). Bikes costing $1,000 or less will also be exempted.

Premier Dalton McGuinty was quoted as saying:

We want to encourage more Ontarians - young and young-at-heart - to get outdoors, spend time riding bikes as a family and with friends, or to try
riding to work if possible, leaving the car at home...Together, we're building a culture of health and well-being across Ontario by encouraging more families to embrace active living.

In response to this press release, I was quoted as saying, "That's pretty sweet!!"

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