A new survey says the majority of Canadians think the federal government’s gas tax hike is too low.
The poll, conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of The Globe and Mail, found 62 per cent of respondents support increasing the tax to $4.70 per litre.
But 46 per cent said they support reducing the tax.
“People want to make sure the government is spending money wisely and we should not have a gas tax that’s too high,” said Ipsos Research President Lorne Bozinoff.
The survey also found 56 per cent support reducing other taxes, like GST, but only 29 per cent say they would support lowering the carbon tax.
The Ipsos poll of 1,000 Canadians was conducted between Oct. 4 and Oct. 7.
The Liberals have called the carbon-pricing plan “unfair.”
The survey found that 54 per cent have a favourable view of the Liberal government’s carbon pricing plan, with 29 per of those surveyed saying they would vote for the Liberals in a general election.
The Tories are in a similar situation, with a net negative rating of 36 per cent, and a net favourable rating of 38 per cent.