All the money collected is allegedly returned through income tax cuts - not a penny of the now 3.6 cent a litre gas tax goes to public transit, environmental improvements or anything green other than dollars.
At a time when gas prices are already rising and our economy is faltering, this ineffective and unfair gas tax increase is ridiculous. And it will keep going up every year until it hits 7.5 cents a litre.
As previously argued at this blog, the gas tax is only revenue neutral for the government at best - Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn't believe Premier Gordon Campbell on that one - and not for individuals.
Those who need to drive and have no other options like public transit - in other words, almost any British Columbian outside Metro Vancouver and Victoria - will simply pay more.
Those who live in the north will pay more for their heating fuels - the carbon tax on heating fuels goes up 1.3 cents a litre today also.
If you disagree with the BC carbon tax - join over 9,000 others at my Facebook protest group.