Mar 022011


This video was released to promote the party’s 2011 election plank: Eliminate Ontario’s Gasoline Tax.

Transcript: “Ontario’s gasoline tax was introduced by the Conservatives in 1925. Last year, Dalton McGuinty started charging H.S.T. on gasoline. He even taxed the tax. Two taxes is too much. A Freedom government will eliminate the old gasoline tax. That will reduce the price of gasoline by 16.6 cents per litre. Fill ‘er up, with Freedom Party.” Continue reading »

Mar 022011


On London Today (NewsTalk 1290AM CJBK, London, Ontario, with host Andy Oudman) Paul McKeever, leader, Freedom Party of Ontario discussed gas prices and Freedom Party of Ontario’s “Eliminate Ontario’s Gasoline Tax” 2011 election plank (March 2, 2011).

Listen to the entire conversation:

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Mar 022011

“On July 1, 2010, Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty’s introduction of the H.S.T. translated into a new 8% provincial tax on gasoline sales. The new tax taxes not only the actual price of the fuel, but also the 14.7 cents/liter Ontario gasoline tax. A 2011 election plank released today by Freedom Party of Ontario calls for the elimination of the old 14.7 cents/litre gasoline tax…” Click here to read the full media release.

May 212007

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On long weekends, and at other times when demand for gasoline increases, gasoline prices often increase. Many politicians jump on this opportunity to allege “collusion” among gasoline companies, and to call prices increases “price gouging”.

On May 17, 2007 – the Thursday prior to the Victoria Day long weekend in Ontario – Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives (PCs) introduced a private members Bill (Bill 228, Gas Prices Notice Act, 2007) which would require gasoline companies to give consumers three days advance notice of any increase in gasoline prices. One day later, PC leader John Tory issued a press release stating he told gasoline companies that they “must” do a better job of “justifying” their prices.

In this episode of FPTV, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever discusses the injustice of calling the proper functioning of the price system “price gouging”, and explains how the PCs bill would actually cause consumers to force gasoline companies to sell fuel below cost: Bill 228 replaces alleged “price gouging” with patently obvious “fuel gouging”. Continue reading »

Oct 012003


On October 1, 2003, the day before voting in the Ontario provincial election, Freedom Party of Ontario lead Paul McKeever was a panelist on Toronto cable channel CP24’s “Hour Town” program, hosted by Adam Vaughan. Issues discussed included auto insurance, health care, electricity, social housing, and a gasoline tax the revenues of which are earmarked for public transit. Continue reading »