Resolution #125: Gasoline prices (Official French version)
Families do not always have the option of taking public transit, and they can’t all afford to purchase an electric vehicle. Therefore, the Conservative Party of Québec will repeal section 59 of the Energy Board Act and section 67 of the Petroleum Products Act which, although well intentioned at the outset, only protects gasoline retailers to the detriment of Québec consumers, who must pay more for gasoline than elsewhere in Canada. A government of the Conservative Party of Québec would also abolish the carbon tax, the so-called "Heurtel tax", named for its creator, liberal minister David Heurtel. Indeed, even before the creation of this 11th gasoline tax, Quebeckers already paid more for gasoline than all other Canadians, except for Vancouverites. Therefore, the Conservative Party of Québec believes that Québec already its part for air pollution before this tax was created, and that Québec should wait until the price of gasoline in the rest of Canada catches up with Québec’s before asking Quebeckers to make yet more sacrifices. We must not delude ourselves: this tax is very expensive for Québec families, as its creation wasn’t accompanied by matching tax cuts to make it revenue neutral.