Sask. NDP Launches NoMoeGasTax.ca, Petition to Suspend Provincial Gas Tax

REGINA - Today, the Official Opposition NDP launched a petition demanding that Premier Scott Moe suspend his provincial gas tax for at least 6 months. The petition is available at NoMoeGasTax.ca.  

“Premier Moe has the power to act today and suspend the gas tax,” said Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck, standing in front of a Regina gas station. “The Sask. Party government needs to stop pointing fingers and start delivering real solutions. People are breaking the bank just to fill the tank.”

Suspending the province’s 15-cent/litre tax on gas and diesel for six months would save households approximately $356.

Nearly half of Canadian provinces have suspended gas taxes in light of generational cost-of-living challenges. Saskatchewan is the only Prairie province that has not yet delivered gas-tax relief. 

“Getting to work, dropping the kids off at activities, or driving into town isn’t cheap, especially in these temperatures,” said Affordability Critic Trent Wotherspoon. “Transportation is a necessity, and it’s just not fair for Premier Moe to deny families needed relief. He’s out of touch with the cost-of-living hardship that families are facing and he has indefensibly driven those costs up with his tax, power bill and fee increases.”

The most recent Angus Reid poll, released earlier this month, reveals that Saskatchewan people are the most likely in Canada to worry about their financial situation heading into 2024.  

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