In an official statement by the Government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that he will immediately move forward with his plan to put money back into “the pockets of the people” by taking the government out of the “carbon business”.
His first major move as Premier will be to put an end to the cap-and-trade carbon tax era in Ontario, which tacks on extra fees at the pump, home heating bills, and “virtually every other product that you buy,” Ford claims.
“According to the Auditor General, who conducted an audit of the program, the cap-and-trade system could cost Ontario consumers and businesses $8 billion, with a negligible impact on the province’s carbon emissions.”
“Cap-and-trade and carbon tax schemes are no more than government cash grabs that do nothing for the environment, while hitting people in the wallet in order to fund big government programs,” said Ford.
“I promised that the party with taxpayers’ dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade carbon tax slush fund. Today we are keeping that promise.”
How Much Can You Expect To Save?
Ford promises you will save roughly 10 cents per litre.