New green tax in Alberta

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Alberta of all places (sorry Liam) has implemented a new tax on electronics to help offset disposal costs.

Eco fee boosts TV, PC prices

3 Responses to “New green tax in Alberta”

  1. sieber says:

    Here’s the Alberta site. Who says environmentalism cannot come from Alberta?

  2. Liam says:

    Yeah, I guess it’s not as bad out there as it seems sometimes…

    I liked this quote:

    Over at B&B Computing Inc., general manager Bernd Boesmeyer is not looking forward to charging his customers more.

    “My customers don’t want to see it,” he said. “It’s just a BS tax.”

    Boesmeyer, who has been operating the store for 14 years, said the fees will hurt his independent business because of the time and resources involved with remitting the fee.

    “The little guys are submitting to it and the big guys don’t care,” he said.

    It’s pretty well standard practice from what I can remember in the Calgary Herald to include such ‘qualms’ about anything involving taxes, the environment, unions, and so on. Let’s dig up some random manager of some random computer consulting firm to say it’s a ‘BS tax’ with little to no elaboration other than general claims. Those CanWest papers sure do a… great job.