Baillie promises gas tax cuts in Truro

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PC party leader Jamie Baillie filled up his vehicle at Wilsons Gas Stop Tuesday in Truro then announced he promises to reduce gasoline prices by four cents poer litre if he's elected as premier next month. Matthew Veno – Truro Daily News

TRURO – PC party leader Jamie Baillie announced he wants to eliminate the taxes upon taxes on gasoline if he gets elected as premier next month.

Baillie made the announcement at noon on Tuesday at Wilson Gas Stop in his hometown of Truro.

“It gives Nova Scotia’s a break and they really need one,” he said. “First of all gas is a necessity for everybody. But secondly I just think it’s immoral to charge a tax on top of another tax. It’s not right and we have it in our own hands as a new PC government to eliminate it and that’s what I intend to do.”

Currently Nova Scotia’s drivers are charged 25.5 cents per litre of tax, then also pay 15 per cent HST on top of that.

Baillie said Tuesday his plan will save drivers four cents per litre as with a 2.55 cents per litre cut and the pumps and a further two per cent reduction in HST.


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Geographic location: Truro, Nova Scotia

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  • chief wiggam
    September 18, 2013 - 06:36

    he can promise this all he wants. i will say this... anything that he cuts or rearranges will just result in the gas companies increasing their price by the cost of the tax break. greater profits for oil,consumers still paying same sky high price.