May 18, 2017 2:42 pm

Ontario carbon tax ‘sneaky’, says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

The CTF says the bill at the pumps should clearly reflect the new carbon tax.

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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is warning against the threat of rising carbon taxes in Ontario and across the country.

The group has released its 19th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day report, complaining that Ontario’s new carbon tax does not appear separately on bills.

“The Wynne government brought in a new tax at the pumps that we don’t see on our bills when we pay. That means we actually pay sales tax on top of this new tax, which is sneaky and must be stopped,” said CTF Ontario director Christine Van Geyn.

“If Wynne hadn’t brought in her new carbon tax, the price on the signs today would say $1.10 instead of $1.15.”

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Van Geyn says Ontario motorists are paying almost 37 percent tax at the pumps.


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