Uber slams new tax announced in federal budget - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Steven Fischer, CBC News Ottawa, March 26, 2017

Uber Canada is criticizing the federal government's move to require ride-hailing companies to pay 13 per cent HST as bad for business, customers and the environment.

The change was announced in Wednesday's federal budget and is set to go into effect July 1.

"This new tax on innovation would hurt over a million Canadians who use ride-sharing to earn income and get around their cities," said Uber Canada general manager Ian Black in a statement.

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