Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5 per cent to $61.3 billion in July

Shoppers carry their purchases through Toronto's Eaton Centre, Friday Nov. 29, 2013. (AP / The Canadian Press, Chris Young) Shoppers carry their purchases through Toronto's Eaton Centre, Friday Nov. 29, 2013. (AP / The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

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opinion | How to get the increased GST tax credit

To help combat inflation and help lower- and modest-income families, over the span of six months, Ottawa is issuing an additional one-time GST tax credit to eligible taxpayers. Personal finance contributor Christopher Liew breaks down who's eligible for the increased GST credit, explain how to get it, and how much you could receive.