Great news for the literary community in Nova Scotia this week. It has been reported by a number of news outlets that Finance Minister Diana Whalen has nixed the idea of implementing the provincial portion of the HST on printed books. You can read coverage on the Ministers comments via CBC, Library Journal, The News and Chronicle Herald. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write their MLA’s, sign the petition and raise awareness about this issue.
On March 9th, 2015, NSLA President, Trecia Schell, along with representatives from Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association, Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, Read-To-Me, Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia and the Council of Regional Librarians met with the Finance Minister to discuss this issue. You can view the joint presentation that was put together for that meeting here.