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#1061 vortoozo

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

I can't get a family doctor no matter how much I pay in gasoline taxes, and you want to talk about healthcare?

 

[Ah, RFS beat me to it. The other irony is those who pay the most in gas taxes tend to have the fewest transit access options]

 

Never had a problem receiving heath treatment at a walk in clinic. And didn't have to pay out of pocket or a US-sized monthly fee for it.



#1062 Jackerbie

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 02:11 PM

FWIW, BC applies a $0.2339/L excise tax plus a $0.055/L transit tax in Victoria. Washington State applies a $0.171/L excise tax.

 

WA has the third highest state excise tax, after Pennsylvania and California.

 

Federally, Canada applies a $0.10/L excise tax, and the USA applies a $0.064/L excise tax.

 

All funds in CAD assuming a 0.77 exchange rate (currently 0.75)


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#1063 Mike K.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 02:14 PM

What about a doctor tax?

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:54 PM

So with today's premium gas prices, it's $95 to fill the tank on my 14 year old family wagon.  And it gets 400km in the city to a tank.  


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#1065 Midnightly

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 10:10 PM

i have a problem with Healthcare.. but that might be for another thread.. screw it.. there is a problem when you go into emerg find out you need surgery and you spend 36+ hours in emergency before you get a bed on the floor and when you try to talk to someone about what the heck is going on you get told that this hospital is currently serving 100 more patients then it was designed for and that i should be lucky most people wait 96 hours before they get moved up.. that is a problem

 

i don't think we're in a climate crisis in BC.. i think we're in a healthcare crisis in BC



#1066 vortoozo

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:09 AM

That's pretty depressing. But what's the solution? More funds in the system = more taxes. Which most around here are against.



#1067 rjag

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:11 AM

That's pretty depressing. But what's the solution? More funds in the system = more taxes. Which most around here are against.


I know this is ranging off topic but you need to consider the amount of administration compared to front line staff. Over the past 25 years I believe its increased significantly.

We are also the only Western country that does not have a 2 tier system unless you are a politician or WCB claimant or Federal inmate

#1068 Mike K.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:32 PM

Gas has shot up once more. Some stations are now posting $1.449. Two weeks ago we were at an average of $1.25.

 

15% rise in a few days? Not bad ...for government coffers.


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#1069 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:34 PM

when did the gas station on the malahat become unbranded?



#1070 Mike K.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:46 PM

2013-ish.


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#1071 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:48 PM

never noticed until today.



#1072 Jackerbie

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:41 AM

Gas has shot up once more. Some stations are now posting $1.449. Two weeks ago we were at an average of $1.25.

 

15% rise in a few days? Not bad ...for government coffers.

 

The excise tax is $0.3889/L, which doesn't change when gas prices fluctuate. The 5% GST does change relative to the price before the excise tax is added.



#1073 Mike K.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:46 AM

It looks like the feds charge 10 cents for gasoline and 4 cents for diesel, plus 20 cents charged by the province for gasoline in Victoria. On top of all that are transit levies, the carbon tax, and 5% GST. Here's the breakdown: https://www.nrcan.gc...el-prices/18885

 

So the feds double dip, and boy do they ever double dip when the price of gasoline reaches lofty heights.


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#1074 Jackerbie

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:51 AM

^ Yes, but what I'm saying is that the tax rate is not a percentage, except for the PST, so an increase in the price at the pump makes little difference to the tax collected for government coffers. A litre of gas at $1.149/L contains the same amount of carbon as a litre of gas at $1.449/L.



#1075 Mike K.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:07 AM

Right, but GST is still percentage-based on top of all the other taxes.

 

So at $1.149 per litre, 5.5 cents is GST included within that price. At $1.449, 6.9 cents is GST included within that price.


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#1076 LJ

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:02 PM

It looks like the feds charge 10 cents for gasoline and 4 cents for diesel, plus 20 cents charged by the province for gasoline in Victoria. On top of all that are transit levies, the carbon tax, and 5% GST. Here's the breakdown: https://www.nrcan.gc...el-prices/18885

 

So the feds double dip, and boy do they ever double dip when the price of gasoline reaches lofty heights.

It's such an easy way for the government to increase revenue while saying "no new taxes."


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#1077 exc911ence

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:26 PM

I haven't seen any stations over $1.359 yet.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:30 PM

I haven't seen any stations over $1.359 yet.

 

Me either.  I topped off at $1.559 today just in case it goes up. 


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#1079 LeoVictoria

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:08 AM

Me either.  I topped off at $1.559 today just in case it goes up. 

 

Good thinking.  Now everything will seem cheap for a few months in comparison.



#1080 Mike K.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:51 PM

I saw $1.479 at a couple stations today.


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