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Old 2010-07-09, 07:41 PM
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Provincial. of course!
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Old 2010-07-12, 05:42 PM
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home depot includes these fees in the prices they post online, in their flyers and in-store.

canadian tire does not - they choose to surprise you at the cash register.

my business will be going to home depot in the future.
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Old 2010-07-20, 11:53 AM
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Victory for the small guy?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07...pping-eco-fee/
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Old 2010-07-20, 01:42 PM
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Remains to be seen how long it will take some retailers to phase this out of their systems. I would be surprised if all retailers get rid of this right away.

I doubt it will actually come to fruition, but I expect someone to bring up whether or not there'll be rebates for people who have had to pay the eco fee.

Also, I would not rule out another iteration of this in a more hidden manner, where in the consumer would pay for it, but it'll just be absorbed into the bottom line.
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Old 2010-07-20, 03:03 PM
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Looks like they scrapped the eco tax!! Said it was too confusing for consumers and businesses - ya right!
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Old 2010-07-20, 03:58 PM
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Would be great if they also scrapped the HST
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Old 2010-07-21, 07:44 AM
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Would be great if they also scrapped the HST
and replace with something with a different name?

Wishful thinking. You don't always have to pay hst you know, some deals are done by cash
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Old 2010-07-21, 08:30 AM
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Read this morning it is only on a 90 day hiatus until they get it figured out, I think it will be back...

Honestly I don't have a problem with the eco fee IF used properly and benefits the environment...wishful thinking I know, just filling the pockets of the government. What I don't understand though is I am paying all the money e.g. fire extinguisher + 6 dollars, how do I know it will used properly. Would it not make sense to charge this money and then possible refund on proper disposal? I never understood why Ontario does not have similar programs like QC and NS where returning cans, pop bottles, etc yields a refund.

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Old 2010-07-21, 10:39 AM
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Read this morning it is only on a 90 day hiatus until they get it figured out, I think it will be back...

Honestly I don't have a problem with the eco fee IF used properly and benefits the environment...wishful thinking I know, just filling the pockets of the government. What I don't understand though is I am paying all the money e.g. fire extinguisher + 6 dollars, how do I know it will used properly. Would it not make sense to charge this money and then possible refund on proper disposal? I never understood why Ontario does not have similar programs like QC and NS where returning cans, pop bottles, etc yields a refund.
It would cost the Ontario Gov't too much to manage this. Besides, the Ontario Liberals can barely figure out their left hand from their right, let alone being able to administer a program correctly.

Also, would you expect the Ontario Government to run this program (without changing its parameters) long enough to be able to enable folks to qualify for a refund for some of this stuff
(i.e. for a stereo system - the eco-fee was $9.99). If I keep it for 10 years, chances are the program will be changed, or I'll lose the receipt). Either way, I would not be getting the refund at the end of the products life cycle.
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Old 2010-07-21, 11:00 AM
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how do these fees do anything to help the environment? I does nothing to encourage me to change any of my habits. Its a simple tax grab again...

Another sin tax just like taxing smokers. it does nothing to get people to be greener or stop smoking....
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