Go read Greg Knill in the Chilliwack Progress:

Every motorist filling up west of Abbotsford adds 12 cents a litre to TransLink’s coffers. That tax generates about $265 million in annual revenue.

A two-cent gas tax is now something the city of Abbotsford is thinking about adopting.

And it’s inviting Chilliwack to join the party.

As Knill notes, there are two problems. Consumption taxes are regressive and politicians are cowards. The first problem is fixable. I guess we’ll have to wait and see about the second.

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