FUEL COSTS
ARE CRUSHING MY BUSINESS!

Small businesses across the country have been facing catastrophic fuel cost increases – call on government to provide more cost relief now!

#1 business cost constraint for months…

  • 77% of small business owners say fuel costs are causing difficulties (Source: CFIB, Business Barometer – June 2022)
  • +51% in one year! (Source: Source: CAA, National Gas Prices – June 28, 2022)

Small businesses need fuel cost relief!

“Canada and all provinces should be borrowing approaches from the United States, Ontario, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador by reducing fuel related taxation.”

Dan Kelly, CFIB President

Fuel prices go up, governments make more money…

National Fuel petition - Fuel prices and taxes
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SIGN THE PETITION

TO MINISTER FREELAND AND PROVINCIAL FINANCE MINISTERS

My small business can’t afford these high fuel prices with all the other costs that continue to skyrocket!

You have the ability and tools to reduce these costs. Two years after lockdowns and restrictions, the cost of everything is up and is putting our business recovery at risk. Fuel is an essential product for my business that we can no longer afford!

I urge you and your fellow provincial finance ministers to:

  • Temporarily scrap or lower the federal fuel excise tax
  • Temporarily scrap or lower provincial fuel excise taxes
  • Pause planned hikes to carbon taxes
  • Address the tax-on-tax anomaly that allows sales taxes to be charged on fuel taxes