Doug Ford Visits Milton for Natural Gas Announcement
The cost of natural gas for Ontario families and businesses, Premier Doug Ford announced in Milton.
“Your government is committed to giving real relief to people all across Ontario, and helping small businesses and job creators like Troy’s Diner,” said Ford on Aug. 29.
“Reducing energy costs and making them more transparent is a key part of this promise. By removing the carbon tax from natural gas bills, we’re saving families about $80 a year and small businesses about $285 a year.”
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has been notified to take immediate steps to remove the cost of the carbon tax from natural gas rates by October 1.
The province revoked the cap-and-trade carbon tax regulation, banning all trading of emission allowances effective July 3.
Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, wrote to the OEB outlining the government’s expectations that natural gas utilities remove the cost for consumers,
and ensure any over-collection of the carbon tax is refunded back to hardworking Ontario families and businesses.
“Eliminating the carbon tax will provide real relief to lower and middle class families and Ontario businesses,” said Rickford.
The orderly wind down of the carbon tax is a key step towards fulfilling the government’s commitment to put more money in people’s pockets and to give real tax relief to lower and middle class families.
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