Government extends gas tax cut

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Government extends gas tax reduction

Doug Ford assures that, thanks to this gas tax reduction for one year, an average family will save $195.

At a press conference in Etobicoke on Sunday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced he was extending the 40% tax cut on the price of gasoline for one year. fuel put in place during the summer.

Everyone without exception is worried about the rising cost of living. From gas to groceries, prices have gone up and that is putting pressure on budgets. People need help, underlines the Prime Minister, who maintains that he is putting everything in place to reduce the pressure on household budgets.

The head of government assures that with this decision an average Ontario household will save $195.

The tax reduction will be effective until December 31, 2023. It is set at 5.3 cents per litre.< /p>

Mr. Ford was joined by Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy, who is due to table his fall economic statement on Monday.

People are uncomfortable with rising prices. Although these are challenging times, I have confidence in Ontario, its economy, its workers and its residents, said the Minister.

Doug Ford insisted on other measures put in place by the government to reduce the rising cost of living, such as the elimination of license plate fees or the end of the toll on highways 412 and 418.

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For its part, the NDP believes that the government is on the wrong track by focusing on actions that have little effect on household budgets.

Instead of helping people pay for basic things like food and heat, Doug Ford is going after gas taxes, which won't even guarantee drivers will get much money saved, reads a press release.

The party also insists on the importance of further controlling rental prices.

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