Marois set to tax the rich
A spokesperson for premier Pauline Marois says she's planning to enact a tax hike for wealthy Quebecers and for businesses, to make up for the $845 million dollar shortfall caused by Marois' decision to cancel the former Liberal government's $200-per-person health tax.
The hike would target those who make more than $130,000 a year.
The spokesperson, Shirley Bishop, told Quebec City's Le Soleil newspaper that while the premier is aware there might be a confidence test over the changes, the interests of five million Quebecers take precedence over those of several hundred thousand wealthy Quebecers.
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