Carbon price plan. New laws for 2018
The federal government wants all provinces and territories to impose a $10 per tonne carbon tax by 2018. If a province or territory doesn’t implement a carbon price on its own, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa will implement a price in that jurisdiction. Ottawa has been clashing with some provinces on this issue.
Depending on where you live, a carbon price plan could result in higher gasoline prices and heating bills. You may also see your grocery bill rise, since food is often transported by diesel-burning vehicles.