Comment 119236

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted June 10, 2016 at 08:41:57 in reply to Comment 119235

In any case, municipal roads are paid for out of property taxes.

Moreover, total fuel taxes don't come anywhere near the cost of paying for construction and maintenance of Canada's roads. (A very careful Federal Department of Transport study shows that federal and provincial net road fuel tax revenues and provincial fees cover only 50% to 78% of the total cost of the nation's roads.)

I've never seen anything suggesting gas tax was only intended for roads, it has often been used for other transportation infrastructure such as transit. And investments in transit benefit drivers by increasing the capacity of the roads (there is no way everyone could drive into Toronto!)

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-06-10 08:47:41

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