Gas Tax Forum July 25 2018

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Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto 12:00 - 5:00 pm

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On June 7, Ontario citizens elected a new Conservative government which had made several transportation policy announcements during the election campaign. One was a promise to cut the provincial gasoline tax by 10 cents: 5.7 cents from the current 14.7 cent excise tax and 4.3 cents from cancelling Ontario’s participation in the Cap-and-Trade Program with Quebec and California. The government has said it will be fulfilling this pledge soon after it is sworn in on June 29. 

Since a tax on gasoline is an essential mobility pricing measure used in jurisdictions around the world, Transport Futures invites you to attend a special half-day Forum taking place at Innis Town Hall on July 25. Politicians, academics and analysts from the fuel, automotive and construction sectors will discuss the pros and cons of cutting the gas tax in terms of:

  • economics (oil supply/demand, gasoline price setting, business/household purchase decisions/expenses);
  • provincial fiscal policy and infrastructure funding (roads, transit, active transportation);
  • transportation demand management (driver behaviour, modal choice);
  • environmental and legal implications (emissions, cap-and-trade, carbon taxes);
  • politics (provincial, national and international).

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Richard Walton, Mayor, North Vancouver District
  • Dan McTeague, Senior Petroleum Analyst, GasBuddy 
  • Julia Langer, Chief Executive Officer, The Atmospheric Fund
  • Andy Manahan, Executive Director, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario
  • Harry Kitchen, Professor Emeritus, Trent University
  • Jason Parent, Vice President, Kent Group Ltd.
  • Michael Berends, Managing Director, ClearBlue Markets
  • ... more experts to be announced soon!

Our interactive agenda provides you with ample time to pose questions to our speakers and understand the complexities of lowering gas taxes. Be sure to register today and take advantage of our early bird rates! 

We look forward to welcoming you to Innis Town Hall in Toronto on July 25!

Who should attend the Gas Tax Forum?

Elected officials and those representing government, business, academia and NGOs should attend the Forum, especially those working in transportation policy/planning/engineering, transit, parking, energy, climate change, infrastructure, asset management, law, health, insurance, social justice, business/trade, finance/economics/taxation, education, social marketing and/or sustainability

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