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It鈥檚 official. Following the lead of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian government will be combining our existing 5% GST with an 8% provincial sales tax component, into one harmonized salestax (HST) - effective July 1, 2010. So what does this really mean for the average Ontario taxpayer?For starters, it means 13% tax will be added to a range of goods and services that were not previously affected by the provincial tax. This includes items such as:  

April Fools鈥 Day, also known as All Fools鈥 Day, has been celebrated around the world for centuries. By this tradition, April 1st is marked by the carrying-out of harmless practical jokes and hoaxes aimed to embarrass the gullible.

Even with the best resources and access, healthy eating can be difficult  to maintain. Add the pressure to look like the model-perfect images presented in media, and you are left with a recipe for disaster.