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N.S. government playing with fire

Dear Editor,As a person involved in dealing with rates with customers, I think our present government of Nova Scotia is playing with fire by not paying the fuel surcharge requested by the Truckers Ass...


Dear Editor,

As a person involved in dealing with rates with customers, I think our present government of Nova Scotia is playing with fire by not paying the fuel surcharge requested by the Truckers Association of Nova Scotia.

These surcharges are needed to offset the dramatic increase in the cost of fuel (as we are all aware). The present taxes paid on fuel give the government a larger bank account to play with. I can’t wait until they come up with another excuse as to where they had to spend all this extra revenue.

Let me guess, “We, the ‘Honest John’ government, had to spend extra to pay our own government trucks to haul the salt because we could not afford to pay the truckers who try to make an honest living.” Or perhaps they need to offset the cost of the new casino.

Our government should be ashamed of itself. They must be in the same bed with Saddam and the boys.

The customers I deal with don’t like paying the extra surcharge, but they do.

I feel ashamed to know that our own government would treat its own taxpayers this way.

Derek Gee

Kentville, N.S.


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