Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Gas tax relief movement

Things are looking up today. On the radio this morning I hear Stephen Harper is calling on Ottawa to cut fuel taxes. Better late than never. He correctly points out that the feds can cut gas taxes "without breaking a sweat."

I get to work, and I read that the Nova Scotia government is considering dropping part of their gas taxes.

The CTF says it is time Ottawa end its gas gouging. This can be accomplished with three easy steps. First, Ottawa should end its GST/HST tax on tax bite. This will lower the price, on average, by 1.5 cents a litre (and 3 cents in NB, NS and Nfld. because of the 15% HST). Next, scrap the deficit elimination tax, which will save another penny and a half. Lastly reduce the federal levy by 2 cents, bringing the total saving to motorists to a cool 5 cents a litre.

Just get it done. And do motorists a favour for once.


Adam Taylor said...

What a great idea!

I wonder where Mr. Harper got such a great idea?

John Murney said...

Hear, hear.

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