Do we pay too much for gasoline?
Where is the justification for this business decision?
Interestingly the US does not have such a big price gap...not even close. And given our environemntal concerns one might think that the use of higher octane gas would be made as price friendly as it is in the US.
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Jim, 2011-05-12 14:16:46
You sound like Pierre Trudeau.
Trying to justify higher taxes and ridiculous gas prices by saying that Europeans pay more is a pure PET tactic of response.
Why should Canadians pay such a ridiculous price,after all we have the world's 2nd largest oil reserves-(more than all of Europe put together.
Why not compare our prices to the OPEC countries where gas sells far below what it costs in Canada?
We are according to the Fraser Institute the nation with the 2nd highest taxes in the world---for what?
We certainly have lost our claim to the world's best standard of living,so our high taxes and cost of living can't be maintaining our worldly position in that regard.
Brian, 2011-05-12 13:45:34
Secondly, how can the government charge a tax on a tax?? But we are Canadians, so we just grin and bear it. I for one would love to see some actual numbers on what the government makes on gasoline taxes alone. Does anyone but me ever wonder how many millions of litres of gasoline are sold in a day?? I think that number would enrage us even more. But, good luck getting those numbers.....until then, I'm off to get some gas.....hey, I got places to be.
Biggy, 2011-05-12 12:30:53
DonaldE, 2011-05-12 12:04:47
Supply and demand. No conspiracy.
Westwind64, 2011-05-12 11:41:42