Canada Doug Ford promises to cut gas prices by 10 cents a litre

21:01  16 may  2018
21:01  16 may  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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Sportsnet. Gas Prices . Traffic. Weather. Doug Ford is promising to cut hydro bills by 12 per cent if he wins Ontario’s spring election, saying it would be on top of a rate reduction from the governing Liberals, whose plan he has repeatedly criticized.

A PC government would cut gas taxes a total of 10 cents a litre, Doug Ford said Wednesday.

The tax break of a dime includes the 4.3 cents per litre carbon tax the Wynne Liberal administration implemented last year with the rest coming from a reduction in the provincial excise tax.

“These are real savings,” Ford said at an Oakville gas station where a litre of regular unleaded gas is priced at just under $1.36.

Ontario PC leader Doug Ford speaks during a campaign stop in Niagara Falls, Ont. on May 14, 2018. Ford’s plan to scrap the Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program designed to combat greenhouse gases that cause climate change. © Tara Walton Ontario PC leader Doug Ford speaks during a campaign stop in Niagara Falls, Ont. on May 14, 2018. Ford’s plan to scrap the Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program designed to combat greenhouse gases that cause climate change.

The promise is part of the PC leaders’s plan to scrap the Liberal government’s cap-and-trade program designed to combat greenhouse gases that cause climate change.

In a statement, the Liberals said “Doug Ford has no plan to fight climate change.”

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