August 29, 2018, Queen's Park - Today, Premier Ford and PC Government announced
the removal of the carbon tax from natural gas bills in Ontario.
"During the election I heard loud and clear from residents in Elgin-Middlesex-London
and the surrounding region that relief is needed. The removal of this onerous tax
is part of our government's promise to lower energy cost for Ontarians," said Elgin-Middlesex-London
MPP Jeff Yurek.
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, 2018.
"Ontario families across the province will save about $80/year and small business
can expect to save $285/year. This will provide relief for lower and middle class
families along with small business owners," said Yurek. 'Our government is committed
to making life more affordable for Ontarians, allowing them to keep more of their
hard earned money while allowing small businesses to grow, create jobs and give
back to the local economy."