Small business overwhelmingly reject TransLink Tax

February 16, 2015

CFIB survey shows 80% of small business owners will vote NO.

VANCOUVER, February 12, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released the initial results of a survey of business owners in Metro Vancouver about the Mayors’ Council proposal to add 0.5% to the PST in the region to fund transportation improvements.

When provided the exact same preamble and referendum question as proposed by the Mayors’ Council, as well as arguments for and against, business owners overwhelmingly rejected the new tax, with 80 per cent saying they would vote “no” if the referendum were held today, versus 17 per cent who said they would vote “yes”, and 3 per cent who “didn’t know”.

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