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While the debate over the benefits of keeping the hst continues, one of it's biggest enemies is wasting no time wishing the tax a not-so-fond farewell.
The BC Restaurant and Food Services Assocation is even buying advertising reminding customers the hst will soon be history.
"The average families will save about $190 annually on restaurant meals."
Association President Ian Tostenson says the switch back to the PST also translates into more much-needed business.
"We expect that the industry will probably see maybe a four or five per cent lift in an industry right now that's somewhat flat.'"
As for any concerns about restaurant owners waiting until the last minute to register for the pst, he says that's expected considering how busy most of them are.