Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ottawa Sun Editorial


You cannot help but admire the tenacity of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. When the consumer watchdog group sets its mind on a goal, it's not easily dissuaded.

For years the CTF has been trying to convince the federal government to give motorists a break by reducing the amount of tax it charges on every litre of gasoline sold in Canada.

And the federation isn't letting up with a new Conservative regime installed and getting ready to draft its first-ever budget.

2 comments:

David MacLean said...

I'm waiting fro the usual chorus of people accusing us of partisanship. I've been waiting for this moment for a long time.

YYC said...

On a totally unrelated topic the CTF should do a story on Dalton McGuinty's new green power initiative where he's foisting on taxpayers the obligation to purchase solar power at 42cents/kWh and wind power at 11cents/kWh while other sources can be had for <6cents/kWh. First let consumers pay extra (as I do in Calgary) to purchase renewable power if they wish but don't force them if they don't want to or can't afford it. Second why make taxpayers pay a nearly 4x premium for solar power over wind power.

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