Better fill up while you can. Gas prices in Ontario are set to rise by 5 cents next week when the federal carbon tax kicks in and the HST is included.
That’s not the end either. The price will rise to 6.6 cents in 2020, 8.8 cents in 2021, and 11.1 cents per litre in April 2022.
Many Conservative pundits have attacked Trudeau’s carbon tax as being ineffective at fighting climate change while costing Canadians.
As Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley wrote, “Anything you buy that moves by car or truck will see a price increase of varying degrees. Any business paying the carbon tax will eventually have to pass on at least part of that cost to their customers.”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has been a vocal critic of the carbon tax.
“In one week, the federal government will impose a brand-new job-killing carbon tax, punishing the hardworking people of Ontario,” Ford said Monday. “Our government remains part of a growing coalition of provinces across Canada that oppose this cash-grab, which raises the cost of essentials like home heating and gasoline.”
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