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Manitoba Extending Gas Tax Holiday Until September

April 2, 2024 8:37 AM | News

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A car is fuelled up at a gas station in Vancouver, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is extending the gas tax holiday for another three months.

Premier Wab Kinew made the announcement Tuesday morning during an interview with CTV ahead of releasing his government’s first budget.

The fuel tax break, which began on January 1, removes the 14-cent provincial tax on gas. It was initially set to end on June 30, but will now be in place until at least September 30.

The tax break extension comes days after the federal government raised the carbon tax by 23 percent, which adds another 3.3 cents per litre to the price of gasoline at the pumps.

“This gas tax cut extension means more savings for families when they need it most,” said Gage Haubrich, prairie director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “It’s great to see the government listen to Manitoba taxpayers and help them by continuing to make life more affordable.”

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