Alberta set to roll out climate change legislation, details on $3B carbon tax

Albertans are to learn details in the upcoming legislature session about how much the province's new carbon tax is going to cost them.

EDMONTON — Albertans are to learn details in the upcoming legislature session about how much the province’s new carbon tax is going to cost them.

House leader Brian Mason says the government plans to introduce legislation to support its climate change strategy.

Mason says the bill will spell out levies, rebates and will create a new energy efficiency agency.

The carbon tax is to take effect next Jan. 1 and is expected to bring in $3 billion a year when fully implemented.

The goal is to get people to reduce their carbon use through taxes on everything from gas at the pumps to home heating and electricity.

The government plans to rebate some of that money to middle- and lower-income earners and to small businesses.

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