McNeil committed to ending tax-on-tax at the pumps

Christopher Gooding
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OXFORD – In order for Nova Scotia to be competitive it needs to be fair at the pumps, provincial leader Stephen McNeil says. 

In a campaign stop in Oxford on Friday to support Cumberland South candidate Kenny John Jackson, McNeil reaffirmed his commitment to scrap the province’s tax-on-tax policy on fuel.

“We need, obviously, the federal government but one thing I’ve said is that it’s not acceptable when you look at we’re paying tax on tax,” McNeil said. “Within our platform there’s a comprehensive tax review. Not just that tax but looking at all of our taxes; looking at where we can make some adjustments. Where’s the best way to make a difference for Nova Scotians and economic growth.”

The Canadian Tax Payers Federation say Nova Scotia is one of the provinces that charge after levying excise taxes on gasoline and diesel, thereby taxing their own tax. The practice results in an average price difference of three cents between pumps in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. 

Organizations: Canadian Tax Payers Federation

Geographic location: Oxford, Nova Scotia, Cumberland South New Brunswick

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  • Harold
    September 16, 2013 - 16:25

    What on earth is David trying to say?????????????

  • Rob
    September 14, 2013 - 17:18

    "...thereby taxing there own tax...." Ahem! There=pronoun (i.e. "over there") Their=3rd person possessive (i.e. his hers, THEIR) And you wonder why people aren't buying newspapers anymore...

  • David
    September 13, 2013 - 20:38

    I remember Dexter said the same thing 6 years ago before he won the election. Still waiting to see how the study he was going to do came out. Must to of went the same way as the plans for River Hebert P-12 School .The little round can by his desk.