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Manley says “no” to fuel tax sharing

WINNIPEG, Man. - Deputy Prime Minister, John Manley, announced at a Winnipeg conference that he doesn't support the move to provide a portion of federal fuel taxes to municipalities. Manley made the s...



WINNIPEG, Man. – Deputy Prime Minister, John Manley, announced at a Winnipeg conference that he doesn’t support the move to provide a portion of federal fuel taxes to municipalities. Manley made the statement at the Winnipeg Convention Centre during a Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference. The FCM have been asking the federal government to share a portion of its fuel tax intake with municipalities.

“I do not favor the suggestion that the federal government vacate the fuel tax,” said Manley. “First, it is not necessary for the federal government to do so in order for the provinces to grant fuel tax authorities to municipalities. Second, it is not a solution that meets the needs of small and rural municipalities. Third, it is foregone revenue without accountability. And, fourth, it undermines the vital partnership that we must foster between and among levels of government.” n


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