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6,500 used car buyers being hit with tax bill

TORONTO—Thousands of Ontarians who bought used cars in May are being notified that they failed to pay the appropriate sales tax due to an “unfortunate” mistake the government is blaming on a private contractor.

The Ministry of Finance is sending letters to 6,500 people who will have to make an additional payment of between $100 and $500.

Companies wary of pension plan

TORONTO—About 100 Ontario companies are expressing “serious reservations” about the new provincial pension plan and its impact on jobs and the economy.

Employers including Maple Leaf Foods, Ford of Canada, Magna International, IBM, and Union Gas signed a letter by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce urging the government to quickly clarify some details of the new pension plan.