Kakistocracy: On April 1st, taxes on gasoline and alcohol increase, MPs get a raise
TNC: 'According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), the carbon tax increase will cost families an additional $8.40 to fuel up a minivan. Canadians can also expect to pay more for beer, wine and spirits when the “alcohol escalator tax” increases federal excise taxes on alcohol on Apr. 1.
'Historically high inflation rates and crippling taxes have increased the cost of goods and services for consumers. But as Canadians look for ways to reduce spending, politicians in Ottawa won’t have to worry about making ends meet.
'On Apr. 1, MPs are giving themselves a raise – in addition to their six-figure salaries.'