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Canadian Taxpayers Federation Says Carbon Tax Costs Families Hundreds More Than Rebates

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is shining a light on the cost of the federal carbon tax as the government sends out rebates.

“The Parliamentary Budget Officer is clear: the carbon tax costs families hundreds of dollars more than the rebates they get back,” said Franco Terrazzano, CTF Federal Director. “The PBO shows politicians are using magic math to mislead Canadians.”

Meanwhile, the Trudeau government claims “families are going to be better off” with its carbon tax and rebate scheme. However, a Parliamentary Budget Office report (PBO)shows this is not the case.

The carbon tax will cost the average household up to $710 this year after the rebates.

“It simply isn’t credible to believe the feds can raise taxes, skim some off the top for administration costs and somehow make families better off,” Terrazzano said. “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should scrap his carbon tax to save families hundreds of dollars every year.”

Province

Net cost (total cost – rebates) for the average household, 2023

Alberta

$710

Saskatchewan

$410

Manitoba

$386

Ontario

$478

Nova Scotia

$431

Prince Edward Island

$465

Newfoundland and Labrador

$347

 

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