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Diesel buses hit by carbon tax

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Jeff Nagel

Of course. Only in Canada do we pay tax on tax. Only in Canada does tax supported transit have to give some of that support back in fuel tax.

BC wants to reduce ghg emissions? Get people out of cars and get them on the bus. That’s hard enough but hobbling them with taxes is plain stupid. But then stupid is as stupid does. Like taking tax from transit riders and using it to build more freeways!

Written by Stephen Rees

February 21, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Posted in Transportation

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  1. I don’t see a problem with it. It will make it more cost-effective to buy electric trolley and hybrid buses.


    February 21, 2008 at 8:07 pm

  2. Dosn’t bother me. I wonder if any of the critics have looked to European examples of a carbon tax and the effectiveness of it there?


    February 24, 2008 at 9:17 pm

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