After crude oil
are the second largest contributor to the price
paid at the pump. Taxes account for approximately 30 to 45 per cent (depending on the province you reside in) of what you pay at the pumps.
Over the past 12 months (May 2006 -to- April 2007) the average cost of a litre of gasoline paid by Canadian motorists was approximately 99.2 cents. Gasoline taxes account for an average 33% of the pump price
Ottawa will collect approximately $5.2-billion in direct gasoline and diesel
taxes (not counting GST revenues) this year, and will only spend about $1.8-billion (36%) of its gas and diesel tax revenue on roads and highway infrastructure