Premier Doug Ford plans to take his fight against the federal government’s carbon tax to the province’s gas pumps. His government says it will introduce legislation that would require stickers to be put on the pumps saying the tax will add more than 11 cents per litre to the price of gas by 2022. The environment and energy ministers say it’s part of what they call “transparency measures” about the carbon tax. It’s adding 4.4 cents per litre to the price of gas this year because Ontario is among four provinces that have not implemented their own carbon pricing schemes.
Today Premier Ford is speaking to a business crowd, just days before his government unveils its first budget. Ford is set to give a speech to the Burlington, Halton Hills, Oakville and Milton Chambers of Commerce this morning. The first PC fiscal plan comes out on Thursday. It’s expected to show a path to balancing the province’s books.
Today with @RodPhillips01 I announced that at every gas pump across Ontario, drivers will soon know the impact of the federal carbon tax on their wallets. This would take the form of a "gasoline transparency sticker" that'll identify the hidden federal carbon tax. pic.twitter.com/q67Eotbul7
— Greg Rickford (@GregRickford) April 8, 2019
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Contains files from the Canadian Press