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Report: Liberals want to replace excise fuel tax with broader carbon tax

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Canada's Opposition Liberal leader, Stephane Dion, is planning to propose a carbon tax system that ...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada’s Opposition Liberal leader, Stephane Dion, is planning to propose a carbon tax system that would remove the 10 cent/litre federal excise tax on fuel and apply a broader carbon tax to a wider range of fuels, including home heating fuel.

The carbon tax, which has yet to be unveiled, would raise as much as $17 billion, which would be returned to Canadians through tax cuts, according to a report in today’s Globe and Mail.

A recent Canadian Press-Harris-Decmia survey showed that 61% of Canadians are in favour of carbon taxes.

– With files from the Globe and Mail


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