5.5%, must be nice. Ontario sales tax is 8%, and depending on the product/supplier it can be as high as 13%. I'd LOVE to pay only 5.5%! Damn.
Mind you, the same thing goes for fuel, you guys are paying $2.75/gal, but the Canadian equivalent is close to $4.00 for a US gallon. All lawn services in Canada are charged GST, the federal sales tax (5% at the moment), but provincial sales tax is only added for some services (8%) and isn't used often. This July, everything will be 13%. Lucky us.