Canada has a tax on postage

Imagine this, you go to the post office to buy some stamps, 10 stamps at 51 cents each.

School maths tells you that 10 times 51 cents makes $5.10, easy.

Hold on a minute, this is Canada, where 10 x 51 = $5.41

How does that add up you may be asking, it's easy. The government takes its share, so you have to pay an additional 6% tax on your postage.

This is simply another tax on the average citizen because businesses can recover the tax when they submit their GST returns. The only people who actually have to pay the tax are the ordinary citizens of Canada and tourists who send postcards.

Postage should not be taxed in this way.