1.03.08 - “[T]he Ontario PCs will also reduce the provincial fuel tax for […] diesel to 9 cents per litre from the current 14.3 cents per litre”
On April 4, 2022, the government proposed legislation that would amend the Gasoline Tax Act and Fuel Tax Act to temporarily cut the gasoline tax by 5.7 cents per litre and the fuel tax by 5.3 cents per litre for six months beginning July 1, 2022. The Tax Relief at the Pumps Act received Royal Assent on April 14, 2022. Since the legislation is a temporary solution to reduce gas prices, the promise is considered partially kept.
“Effective July 1 until December 31, 2022, the fuel tax rate will be reduced from 14.3 cents per litre to 9.0 cents per litre, representing a cut of 5.3 cents per litre. The tax rate decrease takes effect at 12:01 a.m., July 1, 2022. This temporary tax cut applies to clear diesel (including blended), clear kerosene and biodiesel.”