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Jim Flaherty Maverick Watch

Days after a report that he’s been told to zip it, the Finance Minister dares express his personal opinion on sales tax harmonization.

Harmonization of the federal GST with provincial sales taxes remains the most important thing provinces can do to improve their competitiveness, says Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

“It’s good longterm economic policy for the people of Canada,” Flaherty said in Brampton, Ont., on Friday at the launch of the city’s new rapid transit bus service called Zum.

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