From the CBC:
Kristen Lo carried her new statistics textbook to the counter with a white-knuckled grip, prepared to pay the new 10 per cent provincial book tax on top of the $90 retail price.
Like many of her friends, she avoids the Memorial University book store at all costs.
The tax, which came into effect on Jan. 1, has also been decried by readers, authors and book store owners.
On top of the new 10 per cent levy on books, the Newfoundland and Labrador government repealed the rebate it formerly applied to the five per cent federal tax on some books. The rebate did not apply to university textbooks.
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