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View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you very much, Minister.
I'm pleased to be joined here today by my colleague from Madawaska-Restigouche. We worked together on this file very aggressively.
In terms of your first step, as you called it today, which I thought was an excellent step, there are a number of areas you touched on that involve this committee, and in fact involve the industry, in looking at gas: an oversight mechanism, strengthening competition laws through the Competition Bureau. Could you go into more detail in terms of your specific initiatives related to the Competition Bureau? That's number one.
Number two is the issue of fuel taxes. I know there have been experiences in other jurisdictions that have been studied by provincial ministers, finance ministers, and treasury ministers. What has their experience been, and in which jurisdictions, to your knowledge?
That's a twofold question.
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
In terms of other provinces and their consideration of cutting fuel taxes, which some people are proponents of, other provinces in the past have considered that, as I understand it, and some are considering it now. Has anybody in Canada, in your mind, looked at this seriously? Have they had deliberations on this in the last fifteen years? Do you have any examples of situations where that attempt has been tried? And what were the results?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you very much, Chair, and thank you, Minister, for coming.
As I mentioned to you previously, the seat of the trucker protest we saw approximately a month ago was in my riding in western New Brunswick. Obviously the spike in gasoline prices had a huge impact on the operations of small businesses in the trucking sector, farming sector, and forestry sector. They were looking for deterrents, and I think this achieves that to some extent.
Now, when you were looking at your figures and arriving at the $25-million figure, number one, what was taken into consideration to reach that figure? Number two, if the Competition Bureau now can initiate investigations on their own, what estimate was used to look at the additional resources required for them in this new operating environment?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
How did that $25-million figure compare to other jurisdictions? I'm sure there were comparisons done. I know the U.S. is at $100 million, as you said, but at what figure are other jurisdictions?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you very much.
I think we do realize that the world is tipped on its axis.
You mentioned $3,000 to $5,000 per house, Mr. Pearce. Let's take $4,000 per house. What does that work out to in terms of investment by the Government of Canada? Have you done the figures on that? Could you give us a rough estimate of the spending required for the Government of Canada to spend $4,000 per household?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
You suggest spending $4,000 per household. You said that to save big you have to spend big, in the order of $3,000 to $5,000 per house. So at $4,000 per house, what are the numbers? What do they work out to?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
In your second suggestion, you say, let's go deep. Then you said that to save big you have to spend big, in the order of $3,000 to $5,000 per house. So at $4,000, the average, what does that work out to in numbers?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
it's a very simple question.
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
Give me the number--$4,000 per house times how many households, in your estimation? What's the end cost?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
If it's 1.7 million households times $4,000, it's $6.8 billion. That's what you'd have us spend?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
Mr. Huget, the tax on the windfall profits of the sector is an interesting concept that's been put forward before. In terms of this sector, I assume you're saying that because this sector has such a significant impact on consumers and business within Canada, so you would think the government would be justified in taxing it. What other sectors would you extend that to, where we should tax windfall profits?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
If you're looking at this from a public policy perspective, obviously that approach to taxing windfall profits should apply to other sectors. Would you apply it to the pulp and paper sector and the forestry sector, where we're price-takers and huge exporters of our product? Do you think when we actually make windfall profits in the pulp and paper sector we should do the same?
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
On the windfall profits....
View Andy Savoy Profile
Lib. (NB)
I know the situation.
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