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BREAKING NEWS: Harper promises to cut diesel tax

WINNIPEG, Man. -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to cut diesel tax by 50% if re-elected.


WINNIPEG, Man. — Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to cut diesel tax by 50% if re-elected.

The promise was made this morning in Winnipeg. Harper said the Conservatives would slash the four cent per litre excise tax on diesel in half within four years.

“At a time when Canadians are concerned about affordability and energy prices are rising, we should be doing what we can to lower prices,” Harper said in a statement.

He also vowed to reduce the tax on aviation fuel. The move could save the trucking industry, farmers and the airline industry about $600 million, the party says. Stay tuned for reaction.


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