LETHBRIDGE, AB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is reminding drivers to fill up their vehicles in Alberta before taking a road trip out of province this May Long weekend.
“Albertans have some of the lowest pump prices in Canada because we have the lowest fuel taxes in Canada,” said Kris Sims, Alberta Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “The Alberta government suspended the provincial fuel tax and that means Albertans save about $15 every time we fill up our pickup trucks. Make sure to fill up in Alberta before hitting the road.”
Alberta’s provincial fuel tax is typically set at 13 cents per litre of gasoline and diesel. But it has been fully suspended since November 2022.
“Suspending Alberta’s fuel tax has almost offset the cost of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax at the pumps and Albertans are saving big bucks because of it,” Sims said. “The long weekend road trip will be much cheaper for Alberta families compared to Canadians in other provinces.”
Albertans pay only federal taxes at the fuel pumps:
Vancouverites pay federal, provincial and municipal taxes at the fuel pumps:
Saskatchewan drivers pay federal and provincial taxes at the fuel pumps:
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To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
The federal government is introducing new fuel standard regulations to require industry to reduce the carbon content of fossil fuels. If industry can’t meet the standard, they’ll have to pay Trudeau's second carbon tax. This tax will ultimately hit already struggling families and businesses.
It’s bad enough that taxpayers are already paying for one carbon tax. Canadians certainly can’t afford a second carbon tax.
We, the undersigned, call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to scrap plans for a second carbon tax.