The Official Opposition is following our lead on gas taxes, even though they don't want to admit it...
Wall also joined with the Canadian Automobile Association in calling on the federal government to end its 1.5 cent a litre "deficit reduction" gas tax and stop the practice of applying the GST as a "tax on tax" on gasoline.
"Preferably, the federal government would drop the GST on gas altogether, but if they won't do that, at least they can start applying the GST to the pre-tax price only," Wall said. "That change, coupled with getting rid of the so-called deficit reduction tax, would drop the gas price by another three cents a litre."
CTF policy (six years running):
It is time Ottawa ended 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. 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 5 cents a litre.”
Better late than never, and you know what they say about imitation.
Link to CTF coverage on gas taxes.