Carbon pricing pushes gas prices higher in Ontario, Alberta


mentalfloss
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Well at least we are doing some good in Canada.

They should be higher though.


Carbon pricing pushes gas prices higher in Ontario, Alberta

Drivers in Ontario and Alberta rang in the new year with higher gas prices, as provincial carbon pricing schemes came into effect.

In Calgary, the cost of gasoline rose on average three cents overnight, from 1.09/litre to about 1.12/litre, according to the website GasBuddy.com. In Toronto, prices also went up by about three cents, from around 1.10/litre to 1.13/litre.

The three-cents-per-litre increase means it now costs about $2 more to fill up a standard vehicle’s tank in those provinces.

Ontario’s cap-and-trade program and Alberta’s carbon tax, which both came into effect on Jan. 1, were expected to push up gas costs by 4.5 cents/litre in Alberta and 4.3 cents/litre in Ontario.

Prices for diesel fuel and natural gas are also expected to rise. For example, Ontario’s energy regulator says Union Gas bills will go up this month by between $4.65 and $13.54.

The carbon pricing is part of a national strategy to reduce climate-change causing carbon emissions by making polluters pay. All provinces except Manitoba and Saskatchewan signed on to the federal Liberals’ agreement last month
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Carbon pricing is nothing new: British Columbia has had a tax since 2008 and Quebec has participated in a cap-and-trade program since 2013.

The federal Liberals have said that all Canadian provinces and territories must put a price on carbon in order to slow climate change, while the opposition Conservatives have argued it won’t put a dent in global emissions but will manage to hurt businesses and consumers.

Alberta’s carbon tax of $20 per tonne, rising to $30 per tonne in 2018, is expected to cost families up to $443 per year, although rebates are available for middle and low-income earners.

Carbon pricing pushes gas prices higher in Ontario, Alberta | CTV News
 
DaSleeper
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mentalfloss
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The real salt is here folks.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Meh!!! As an Albertan I like it. It's one more nail in the coffin for Rachel.
 
Dixie Cup
Conservative
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It's a transfer of wealth and does nothing for the economy or so-called climate change. Unfortunately, too many people have bought into this ideology by the brain-washing that's been done over the last 10 years or so. Truly unfortunate and extremely expensive.


I was insulted when I listened to the Alberta Minister of Environment on CBC radio when she said that the increase in taxes will "inspire people to become more "inventive" and "encourage creativity". Huh - How the hell did we get where we are if the people of this province (and country) weren't already "inspired, inventive or creative already?".


Alberta already leads the world in varying processes for the oil and gas industry and has consistently improved on ways to retrieve this vital resource by making it cleaner. Alberta also has some of the best researchers when it comes to various discoveries, not only in the oil and gas areas but healthcare as well (aka diabetes and heart surgery)..


So I guess what she is saying is that to date, we haven't learned anything nor have we improved, which to me is really insulting to those who have vested their lives in improving things for the rest of us. It's like a slap in the face. Thank you Madam Minister!!


JMHO
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Must be thread #3 on this topic. Every time flossy has his azz handed to him he starts a new one.
 
MHz
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I wonder how many more years will pass before he realizes the solution is to eliminate a thread every time that happens?
 
mentalfloss
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Yup.

Conbots are dumb.


Bravo, you saved $4: Why your New Year’s Eve fill-up to avoid paying new carbon tax was a waste of time
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Hehehe...Liberals are dumb. Pointing out the futility of filling up your vehicle to save money on a tax that screams futility.
 
petros
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How does it save the planet?
 
Machjo
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They should lower other value added taxes and income taxes to compensate, but leave or raise taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, gambling etc.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

They should lower other value added taxes and income taxes to compensate, but leave or raise taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, gambling etc.

What tax is there on gambling other than the lottery corp . ?
 
petros
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Smoking and drinking has plummeted.

Jerking off the dog to feed the cat lowers emission how?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

They should lower other value added taxes and income taxes to compensate, but leave or raise taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, gambling etc.

Tax vegetarians and vegans as heavily as possible... All of that methane they release surely isn't good for Gaia
 
petros
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How does carbon pricing save the planet when carbon is 100% harmless?
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

How does it save the planet?

It doesn't, but it fills government purses and sends the optic to the Kool-Aid drinkers that government is doing something.

Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

They should lower other value added taxes and income taxes to compensate, but leave or raise taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, gambling etc.

This is just a new addition to the taxes already saddled on average Canadians. Call it what it is, the Justin Services Tax. It will be used for general revenue, just like the GST introduced by Mulroney to combat the debt. Canadians are so damned gullible when it comes to getting pick pocketed by the government.
 
petros
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Carbon isn't a threat. It's a big, lovable molecule.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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That and the fact that most life on Earth is carbon based
 
petros
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What is the tax on a CBM of Tyndall?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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7.3421
 
petros
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It should be double that. Consumption of Tyndall is going haywire.
 
Nick Danger
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So the saviour of Alberta, the oil & gas industry, has pushed gasoline prices up 25 cents a liter in the last six weeks, and now the latest four cents a liter for carbon tax is deserving of moral outrage? That's just f**ked. If four bucks a tankful is going to break the bank then maybe it's time to cancel your insurance and take the bus.
 
petros
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Oil went up but our dollar went down. There is your 25 cents.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

So the saviour of Alberta, the oil & gas industry, has pushed gasoline prices up 25 cents a liter in the last six weeks


25 cents increase in the last 6 weeks?

Might wanna check the facts on that one


Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

and now the latest four cents a liter for carbon tax is deserving of moral outrage?

Moral outrage is directed at the fraudulent logic behind the tax increase


Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

That's just f**ked. If four bucks a tankful is going to break the bank then maybe it's time to cancel your insurance and take the bus.

If it's only 4 bucks, how about the gubmint reverse the tax and then take another 5 or 6 cents off the price of gas..... It's only a few bucks to the gubmint, right?
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

What tax is there on gambling other than the lottery corp . ?

If they don't have one, they should add one.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Gvt lotteries are by definition, 100% tax
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

25 cents increase in the last 6 weeks?

Might wanna check the facts on that one

He is right on that one if you are on the West Coast.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Gvt lotteries are by definition, 100% tax

Depends on your definition of tax. Trumpites don't believe tariffs are taxes. Many Trudeauites call the carbon tax, carbon pricing. Both are extremely feeble attempts at managing the message
 
petros
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And the leechites think what Cannuck? Tell us your thoughts.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

He is right on that one if you are on the West Coast.

Yikes.... How do the lemmings feel about that?

Peace Arch and the Truck crossing must be lined up for hours
 

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