Vancouver’s CKNW News Talk 980 reports this bit of irony: The NDP’s take on gas tax reduction
The BC New Democrats want the provincial government to stand up to prime minister Stephen Harper…. by demanding he make good on his promise to roll back the GST on gasoline purchases.
NDP finance critic Jenny Kwan chose international earth day to highlight the need for relief from rising gas prices. [ed. - emphasis mine]
Using the surge in interest in surging Canadian fuel prices, I can’t fault Kwan for questioning Prime Minister Harper’s commitment to the issue of GST applied to fuel. Regardless, I couldn’t help thinking that even rudimentary economics would tell you that if you reduce taxes you can increase consumption. Does increasing consumption of fossil fuel seem like a funny thing for the NDP to be advocating on a special environmental day like… I dunno… maybe like Earth Day?