HST is not so good for you

Why are other jurisdictions with the HST have-not provinces?

Mr. Ashworth (The News, July 19) seems very well informed as to the benefits of having the HST in place of GST and PST. Depending on your source of information, I suppose one could debate endlessly the pros and cons.

 My question is, if it’s such a good thing, how come the other provinces that have HST are still “have not” provinces, with higher unemployment and lower economic growth?

 Lesley Winter

Qualicum Beach