Nfld. & Labrador

Horse and buggy? Dreaded gas tax bump leaves Newfoundland and Labrador fuming

Gas prices got you down? These tweets may raise your spirits.

Welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador, where the gas is expensive and drivers are fuming.

The cost of gasoline jumped dramatically Thursday morning with the doubling of the provincial tax on gasoline.

Yes, Gas Buddy, this is no fib.

The app Gas Buddy was even surprised when Ross Craig inputted the new data on gas prices Thursday morning. (Submitted by Ross Craig)

This is one way to look at it.

Unfortunately, Newfoundland and Labrador weather doesn't make other modes of transportation easy.

Might as well.

All is forgiven.

Gas prices jumped 18.65 cents a litre as the provincial tax doubled, and the HST was added on.

The good news is that the government says the higher gas tax is temporary, and will be reassessed in the fall.

Happy pumping!

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