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Taxpayers federation issues new fuel report, slams high taxes on gas

05/16/2013 11:08 EDT | Updated 07/16/2013 05:12 EDT
EDMONTON - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has issued a new report on the price we pay for fuel.

As part of the 15th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day, the federation encourages citizens to lobby against charging tax-on-tax for gasoline and diesel.

Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt says even without a provincial sales tax, residents of the province pay roughly $80 million a year or $15 per fill-up.

Fildebrandt says citizens must also keep things from getting worse by keeping provinces and municipalities from continually looking to new or higher gas taxes as a quick fix for pet projects.

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