Several provinces have issued a joint statement calling on the federal government to eliminate the carbon tax on all forms of home heating.
The finance ministers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta said Mr. Trudeau’s decision to pause the tax on home heating oil has created “jurisdictional imbalances.”
They also said the carbon tax was having a “disproportionate impact on affordability” on Canadians without creating options “for people to move away from fossil fuels.”
The Epoch Times reached out to Mr. Trudeau and Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault but did not immediately hear back.
Mr. Trudeau responded by saying there would not be any more suspensions of the tax.
Mr. Moe responded on social media that his province would not collect the tax as of Jan. 1, 2024.
“With nearly half of the Liberal caucus being from Ontario, it’s time for these members to advocate for the families they’re elected to represent,” Mr. Ford said in the post on X, formerly Twitter.
“You need to go further, do the right thing, and remove the federal tax from natural gas on home heating,” he said, adding that 97.5 percent of Ontario residents don’t use home heating oil and, therefore, don’t benefit from the government’s exemption. “These families also deserve a break.”
She said the federal government “has decided that one area of Canada using one type of home heating is worthy of a carbon tax break,” while those living elsewhere using other types of heating are not.
Mr. Macklem provided this information while testifying before the House of Commons finance committee on Oct. 30.