Letter: The CTF wants to cut gas taxes. That would be a huge mistake


Kris Sims of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation gave an impassioned plea (today in New Westminster) for the various levels of government to lower taxes on gas. 

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What Sims failed to do was suggest how this shortfall in taxes be made up. We know the taxes are part of a revenue stream used to fund transportation and other services for all those living in Canada.   

If the money isn't coming from gas taxes, where does she suggest the money come from? She did acknowledge we need public transit because people use it. 

How does she plan to have government pay for it if there are no gas taxes? 

It is fine to criticize, but without offering alternatives it just seems so, useless, so political, so unthinking.

E. A. Foster, Nanaimo

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