DonLever Posted August 15, 2013 Share Posted August 15, 2013 According to the Taxpayers Association, 49 cents per litre goes to taxes. That is the 2nd highest in North America. Washington is only 15 cents. Greater Vancouver drivers pay 49 cents per litre in gas taxes – the second-highest on the continent. But just a few miles away, in Washington State, gas taxes (with currency exchange and conversion from gallons) work out to 15 cents per litre. “It’s pretty simple – the lower the taxes, the cheaper the gas,” said Jordan Bateman, the CTF’s B.C. Director. “Lower Mainland gas prices would be competitive with the U.S. if our tax burden wasn’t three and a half times heavier.” Cheaper gas in the U.S. has become the draw for Canadians to head south. While there, many drivers also pick up cheaper dairy products and purchase groceries and consumer goods. Some are now regularly flying out of Bellingham Airport to save even more money. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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