Canada’s tax on pollution has increased by another $10 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions in most provinces as of April 1. This is not a joke.
Although there have been loud calls from the opposition Conservatives to delay the increased due to inflation record high gas prices hosing Canadians at the pump. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is decisively against cancelling or delaying the tax increase, CTV Reported
Guilbeault previously told left-wing The Narwhal that he hopes the fossil fuel industry would be phased out within two years.
According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), the carbon tax increase will cost families an additional $8.40 to fuel up a minivan.
The increase which begins April 1 brings the price of pollution to $50 per tonne. The tax is now 11 cents for each litre of gasoline.
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island will all experience increases, while Quebec and Nova Scotia use cap and trade systems.
“B.C.’s price is going to $50 from $45, New Brunswick to $50 from $40 and P.E.I., which hasn’t raised its levy since 2020, to $50 from $30,” The Canadian Press.
The Trudeau Liberals will add 38 cents per litre to the cost of gasoline, when fully implemented.
On the same day Canadians have their wallets attacked by more carbon tax, A pay raise for MP’s will also kick in.
According to a report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Trudeau’s base salary is $371,600 and each cabinet minister will be paid $274,000 annually. This comes after all ministers received two salary raises over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Canadians are struggling with higher prices on everything and the least our MPs could do is cancel the cruel April Fools’ Day joke and end the tax hikes.” said Terrazzano. in a news release