Manitoba drivers missing out on long weekend road trip savings

Author: Gage Haubrich 2023/05/19

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the Manitoba government to cut the provincial gas tax as Manitobans fuel up for road trips during the Victoria Day long weekend.

“Manitobans pay some of the highest gas prices in the country and gas taxes are a big part of that cost,” said Gage Haubrich, Prairie Director of the CTF. “Cutting the gas tax would save a Manitoban driver $14 every single time they fill up their pickup truck.”

The Manitoba government’s gas tax adds 14 cents to the price you pay at the pump.

The federal government’s carbon tax also adds 14 cents to the pump price.

The governments of Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador all recently cut gas taxes. Drivers in Alberta will be saving up to $440 this year. In Ontario, a family will see about $195 in savings. And in Newfoundland and Labrador, the average two-car family can expect $475 in savings.

“The Manitoba government needs to cut the gas tax to offset the cost of the federal carbon tax,” Haubrich said. “Other provinces have done it and drivers in those provinces are seeing savings that Manitobans are missing out on.”

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