On January 1, 2017, Newfoundland and Labrador will become the only province in Canada to tax books. This will discourage book sales, hurting local bookstores, publishers and authors. We have one of the lowest literacy rates in Canada. The other provinces don't tax books: they know how important it is to encourage reading and literacy.
This province has so many nationally and internationally known storytellers, but we will be the only people in Canada who will have to pay our provincial government a tax to read the books of our own writers.
Think the Liberal book tax is wrong? Download the petition, get it signed, and mail it back or drop it off to the NDP Caucus at Confederation Building, St. John's. (House of Assembly rules require original signatures for us to present the petition.)