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Canadian Taxpayers Federation warns another carbon tax could hit Alberta drivers hard

The Canadian Taxpayers Association has produced its own reporting outlining the impacts of the federal government’s second carbon tax on Alberta drivers.

The CTF report shows what current fuel prices would be with a $170 per tonne carbon tax and proposed fuel regulations. The report assumes that drivers in all provinces will be required to pay a $170 per tonne carbon tax and second carbon tax.

“Albert drivers are feeling the pain at the pumps and the federal government’s carbon tax hikes will inflate the already big tax bill,” said Kevin Lacey, Alberta Director with the CTF. “These sky-high gas prices should be a wake-up call for politicians to prioritize relief at the pumps.”

The federal government is planning on imposing a second carbon tax through fuel regulations, which could increase the price of gas by up to 11 cents per litre. Prices in Red Deer have been hovering around $1.37 per litre over the last several weeks.

“Taxes already cost Canadians big time at the pumps and that tax bill will only grow with carbon tax hikes,” said Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director with the CTF. “Politicians looking to improve affordability must provide tax relief at the pumps and that starts with scrapping the carbon tax.”