Lower Gas Taxes Now Mr. Harper sign now

Cut Gas and Diesel Taxes

To: Mr. James Flaherty, Minister of Finance; Mr. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister; Mr. Lawerence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

CC: Mr. Jack Layton, Mr.Gilles Duceppe :

Fuel taxes, on average, make up as much as 38\% of the pump price. The message for Ottawa is simple: Use it or lose it. For every litre of gasoline we buy, Ottawa collects 10 cents in gasoline tax plus GST, but it puts next to nothing back into pavement. It's Highway Robbery.

This year Ottawa will spend only $324 million or 7.2\% of its $4.5 billion in gasoline and diesel taxes, excluding GST, on highway and road renewal.

The federal fuel tax transfer plan misses the mark by not dedicating more money to roads. Ottawa should dedicate 50\% of federal fuel tax revenues to municipalities for roadway development using the CTFs Municipal Roadway Trust model.

The federal fuel tax increased over 560\% between 1985 and 1995, from 1.5 to 10 cents per litre. Ottawa increased the federal gasoline tax from 8.5 to 10 cents per litre in 1995 as a deficit reduction measure. The deficit is gone, but the tax remains. Why?

GST is charged on the full pump price, fuel taxes included. It's a tax on tax, and it has to end. Dedicate our fuel taxes to rebuilding Canada's aging roads and cut the excess taxes from the pump price. Lower fuel taxes will make pump prices more affordable. 

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    Postal Code E1B 3C4 If the taxes were lowered on gas, I'd be better off financially. I'd much rather pay less for gas every day than receive gst cheques. Makes sense to lower the taxes on fuel and give Canadians a "REAL" break.
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    Postal Code V2A 8N6 Stores compete for our business. They have different prices for the same item. Why do gas stations all have the same price for gas? The big boys are holding hands and padding each other on the back while they rake in huge profits to
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    Postal Code N0M 1T0 A tax on a tax would be illegal if it wasn't the money grubbing government doing it! Stop it NOW.
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  • 11 November 2015437. Nicholas K
    Postal Code R0E 0K0 I don't have a choice but to buy gas as I live in a rural area and have to commute to the city on a daily basis for work. There are no buses available and even driving part way and taking a bus the rest of the way is not a viable opti
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    Postal Code s0g1y0 It's not that we Canadians don't want to work it's that we can't afford to GO to work!!
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    Postal Code T8N 6V7 On average, gasoline prices in the USA are about $1.00 less per gallon than in Canada. This difference in price is purely taxes.
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    Postal Code N5L-1C4 Thank You for destroying my faith in government.
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  • 11 September 2015424. Judy J
    Postal Code T4N 2S1 Lower fuel prices at the pump will mean that more people will travel more this summer. Otherwise people will be staying closer to home.

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