Drivers of most diesels and older petrol vehicles must now pay a £12.50 daily fee in central London – on top of the £11.50 congestion charge.
But the website that allows owners to check whether they need to pay to enter the Ultra Low Emissions Zone kept freezing.
If elected in the October federal election, Scheer says he would offer rebates to Canadians for the five per cent tax charged on all residential home energy, including heating oil, electricity, natural gas, propane, wood pellets and other heating sources.
Giving his annual State of the Nation address Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point “Family Protection Action Plan” designed to promote marriage and families.
Left? Lefter? Leftist? In the quest to see which candidate can be the most liberal, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for an “ultra-millionaire tax” to force the wealthy to fork over more to the government.
Her proposal is not a tax on income, but rather on individuals’ assets. If implemented, anyone with more than $50 million in assets (including property) would face a 2 percent annual wealth tax, higher if they have more than $1 billion in assets. Liberal media promoted and defended it, or turned to liberal economists who would.
In particular, those born after 2005 will face an exceptionally large portion of the tax burden due to a high federal debt left to them by their grandparents.
The nation’s current top politician, Justin Trudeau (a.k.a., Prime Minister Zoolander), increased the top tax rate from 29 percent to 33 percent after taking office in late 2015.
It appears, though, that he wasn’t aware of a concept known as the Laffer Curve (or, like some folks on the left, maybe he simply didn’t care).
In the real world, however, it turns out that increasing tax rates is not the same as increasing tax revenue.
“Tax his food, tax his drink. Tax him if he tries to think. Tax his sodas, tax his beers. If he cries, tax his tears.” Is there a poem that better sums up the state of California right now?
If you thought the carbon tax being charged was bad enough, how do you feel about paying the GST/HST on top of that carbon tax?
It would drive up the price of your barbecue but a global “meat tax” could save 220,000 lives and cut health care bills by $41 billion each year, according to a new study.
Most Canadians are unaware of the true cost of health care because they never see a bill for medical services and may only pay a small public health insurance “premium” tax (in provinces that impose them).
Finally someone is asking the important questions.
“Canadian families will endure a significant tax increase and that tax bill will increase over time. The Trudeau government has talked a lot about cutting taxes for families. Based on the personal income tax changes they’ve already put in the case, we’ve found that’s not true for the vast majority of middle-class families.”
“The government of Canada recognizes that large internet companies are acting outside regulatory frameworks and may be a threat to our culture,” Simon Ross, a spokesman for Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, told AFP.
The report by Ontario’s environmental commissioner says the government needs a better plan for spending the funds brought in by the cap-and-trade system, which amounted to close to $2 billion last year.