Letters to the Editor

Let customers pick their path

Editor:

Re: Border tolls eyed to recoup TransLink losses, Dec. 3.

The more our governments tax us, the more we the people will try to evade paying.

These so-called brainy people in government need to get their heads out of the sand.

People will buy more if prices were lower.

The gas tax should be graduated – i.e. the closer you live to the U.S. border crossings, the lower the taxes should be – so the difference in price is not so enormous. This is done in the Aldergrove area, where the gas prices are substantially lower.

In South Surrey, there are no transit services, so why are we expected to pay transit taxes?

People speak with their feet – or wheels, in this case – and rebel.

Paul Dodds, Surrey

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All this talk about Canadians going to the U.S. to do their shopping, and the idea that they should be punitively taxed for so doing, ignores the most fundamental tenet of business…

“The customer is always right.”

If Canadian customers choose to go south, then so be it.

Jim Armstrong, Surrey

 

 

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