Friday, May 15, 2009

2009 Gas Tax Honesty Day Media Coverage








The Canadian Taxpayers Federation's 11th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day was marked on May 14, getting widespread coverage as usual.

Alberta

- No To Gas Hike, CTF Says: Metro
- Taxpayers Federation launches gax tax petition: iNews880.com

Saskatchewan
- Petition Calls for Reduction in Sask Gas Tax: Leader-Post
- Long Weekend = Higher Gas Prices: Saskatoonhomepage.ca

Manitoba
- Gas tax 31 cents on every dollar at pump, taxpaper group says: Winnipeg Free Press
- Group pushes for gas tax accountability: Winnipeg Free Press
- The Tax On Gasoline; Perhaps More Than You Think: CJOB 680

Ontario
- Gas Going Up Again In Time For Long Weekend: Toronto, CityNews.ca

New Brunswick
- Lower Gas Taxes, Gov't Urged: Fredericton, Times and Transcript

In British Columbia, Maureen Bader also made big news on another issue: severance pay for MLAs who won't be back following the recent provincial election.

As for the oft-asked question about whether gas companies are gouging, this CBC article provides some context and insight: What goes into the price of gasoline?. Elsewhere Quebec Premier Jean Charest praised the Harper government for increasing and extending the federal gas tax transfer to Quebec.

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