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Carbon tax two months away

By Caitlin Snow May 1, 2023 | 1:16 PM


The carbon tax hike is only two months away and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is reminding Nova Scotians to be prepared.

It will increase the price of gas by 12 cents/litre and according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the tax will cost the average Nova Scotian family $431 this year, even after the rebates.

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s massive carbon tax hike will make it more expensive for Nova Scotians to drive to work, heat their homes and buy groceries,” said Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of the CTF. “The Parliamentary Budget Officer is clear: the carbon tax will cost Nova Scotia families hundreds of dollars more than they get back in rebates.”

This carbon tax increase alone will cost a Nova Scotian family more than $9 every time they fuel up their minivan. The federal carbon tax is also applied on home heating oil, which had previously been exempted under the provincial carbon tax.

“Trudeau is hammering Nova Scotians with higher taxes that will make it harder for people to afford the necessities like groceries and gas,” said Jay Goldberg, Interim Atlantic Director of the CTF. “Trudeau should be asking Nova Scotians for advice on reducing emissions, not fueling inflation with higher taxes.”

It’s set to go into effect, July 1, 2023.


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