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Thursday, May 15, 2014

You're Paying A Lot More Tax To Fill Up

Federal and provincial taxes on gas in the last five years are costing drivers in the province 25 per cent more to fill up. 

That calculation coming from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation whose Atlantic Director, Kevin Lacey estimates is around 7.8 cents a litre.

Lacey tells CHSJ News just five years ago, the price of gas in Saint John was under a dollar a litre. 

Since the Harper Government is crowing about a federal budget surplus next year, Lacey says its time to get rid of the 1.5 cent a litre deficit elimination tax which was brough in back in 1995.