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Old 01-30-2006, 11:51 PM   #16
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maybe they could subsidize your gas prices so it would be less than ours...


but that would problay make too much business sense for canadians.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:56 PM   #17
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maybe they could subsidize your gas prices so it would be less than ours...


but that would problay make too much business sense for canadians.
gas is taxed in canada because of the negative consumption externalities. the free market over produces and consumes too much gas because individuals do not pay for the pollution produced. the taxes are supposed to be an incentive to consume less gas and therefore pollute less.

gas in canada is actually cheaper than the us but it then gets a shit load of tax added on. it is still way cheaper than in europe.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:42 AM   #18
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^^^^^^ damn bee_dub, you one smart boy, but I thought the reason gas taxes were so high was to keep the money for roads and such comming from one reliable source. Like if our economy went tits up, then they would not have to do as much maint. on a lot of roads because, less people would be driving because less people would be working... and so on and so on and so on. but I think youre probably right, Im just making up shit as I go.
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