In a recent episode of The Gunn Show, Kris Sims of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation joined Sheila Gunn Reid to discuss the significant savings that can be made by fueling up in Alberta, as well as what other provinces can do to make life more affordable for their residents.
Alberta is known for having some of the cheapest gas in the entire country, and Drumheller, Alberta specifically has the lowest gas prices in the province. One of the main reasons for the lower fuel costs in Alberta is that the province is a major producer of fuel. However, another crucial factor contributing to the affordability of fuel in Alberta is that the provincial government has temporarily suspended the provincial portion of the fuel tax. This move was made to help Albertans overcome the inflation caused by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s increasing carbon taxes.
Sims, representing the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, highlighted the fact that Alberta is not the only conservative-run province in the country. Other provinces, especially those on the prairies, should consider following Alberta’s lead in order to provide their residents with more affordable fuel. The federation specifically called on the Saskatchewan Party government to back up its anti-carbon tax rhetoric by eliminating its own tax on fuel.
The discussion during The Gunn Show also touched on the point that the green reset advocated by globalists, which aims to shift from fossil fuels to “green energy,” is both unnecessary and unwanted. Many people believe that this transition is being forced upon them, and it is driving up the cost of living. A petition has been launched to oppose this green reset, garnering over 28,000 signatures with a goal of reaching 30,000 signatures.
The overall message from Sims and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is clear: provinces can make life more affordable for their residents by taking action to reduce fuel taxes. Alberta’s suspension of the provincial portion of the fuel tax has resulted in significant savings for its residents, and other provinces should consider implementing similar measures. By doing so, they can help combat the rising cost of living and ensure that their citizens have access to affordable fuel.