Entrepreneurs to learn more about new HST during French webinar

WELLINGTON, PEI – Jan. 31, 2013 – All French-speaking entrepreneurs from PEI who want to learn more about the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) that comes into effect April 1 are invited to participate in a free online, interactive information session – called a webinar – Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m.

This hour-long session, delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency, will be the only one given in French.

Business people have several options to view the webinar. Firstly, they can sign up at http://www1.webcastcanada.ca/hst-tvh to watch it from their own computer. Or, they can attend a public viewing in either of RDÉE PEI’s boardrooms in Wellington (48 Mill Rd.) and Charlottetown (137 Queen St., Suite 204).

Those wishing to attend the Wellington presentation must register by Feb. 15 with Jeannine Arsenault at (902) 854-2328, Ext. 228, or at jeannine@sdbaipe.org. Those wishing to attend the Charlottetown session must register with Carrie Cormier at (902) 370-7333 or at carrie@rdeeipe.org.

Entrepreneurs having specific questions can submit them in advance so that the webinar host can integrate the requested answers in the presentation. Questions will also be fielded during the interactive session.

These two public sessions are presented jointly by the Wellington Rural Action Centre and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI (CCAFLIPE).

“We know that many entrepreneurs have lots of questions about the new Harmonized Sales Tax – about how it will affect them and how it will impact their clients,” says CCAFLIPE coordinator Raymond J. Arsenault. “We therefore decided to offer our boardrooms so that entrepreneurs can participate in a group session in the information sessions being offered by the Canada Revenue Agency, in collaboration with the PEI government’s HST Implementation Project.”


For more information:

Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
(902) 854-3665