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A government-commissioned report on reforming provincial taxes would cost all but the richest New Brunswickers more.

The report recommends a flat tax, an increase in sales tax and cuts to business taxes.

CUPE’s detailed analysis of the proposed reforms suggests the changes would cost most New Brunswickers at least $500 per year. The richest 20 per cent of the population, on the other hand, would see reduced taxes of around $5300 per year.

“It’s hard to imagine tax reforms that are more regressive or less equitable,” said Paul Moist, who presented the union’s findings to a government committee in Woodstock this week.