Cheaper gas and home heating? Here’s what happens when Alberta ditches the carbon tax
Alberta’s carbon tax is coming to an end this month. Although despite Premier Jason Kenney’s promise to end it, we’ll likely see it return due to the federal government having a “backstop” carbon tax for provinces who don’t have one of their own. In the meantime, Albertans can enjoy a reprieve dependent on how long it takes Ottawa to implement their tax. One of the immediate places, where Albertans will see a price drop is gasoline, and as of May 31st, motorists in Alberta may be able to fill up for 6.7 cents less because of the elimination of the tax.
“A carbon tax-free period of indeterminate length will begin on May 30, the day the United Conservatives promise the $30/tonne levy will end.”