It's no joke.
The carbon price is back in Ontario on Monday even as the Doug Ford administration and Ontario's federal liberals remain locked in a confused jurisdictional dispute.
The two sides can not even agree on what to call it – the province says it's a "carbon tax" and the feds call it a "pollution price."
Consumers will see the increase reflected in pumps and household heating bills.
And most Ontarians will certainly notice the federal government paying to compensate for these new expenses. Less obvious will be price increases across the economy as companies adapt to the new higher cost of doing business.
It began with climate change legislation by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who demanded that all provinces put some kind of price on carbon or observe how the feds did it for them.
Former government Kathleen Wynne brought a boundary and trade program, which complied with the federal decree.
Ford came to power in June last year promising to negotiate one of its first acts and challenge in court any attempt by the Trudeau team to impose the price of carbon. The feds called their bluff and brought a program for April 1st.
"This has resulted in a projected annual increase in emissions of approximately 48 million tonnes of carbon pollution by 2030, equivalent to emissions of about 30 units of coal-fired power," the feds said in a statement.
Not to be outdone, Ford plans to put a sticker on gasoline pumps to advise consumers why they are paying more, arguing that the tax will make families and the economy poorer.
"It confuses my mind; everything is going up, "Ford said last week." It's a deadly and deadly tax. "
This epic tug-of-war will finally be settled in court – public or legal opinion, as there will be a federal election this fall.
What You Need to Know About Carbon Pricing
Fuels to be attained at a carbon rate, in addition to the HST where applicable: While it applies to everything from aviation to "stagnant" gas, most consumers will notice gasoline (4.42 cents per liter, rising to 11 , 05 cents per liter in 2022). , propane (3.10 cents per liter rising to 8.90 cents per liter plus HST in 2022), natural gas (3.91 cents per cubic meter rising to 9.79 cents per cubic meter in 2022)
What motorists will note on Monday morning (according to Dan McTeague, @GasBuddyDan): gas will rise 5 cents per liter (carbon ratio and HST).
Increased domestic flight costs (Study for the National Council of Canadian Airlines): A family of four people traveling nonstop The Ottawa-Vancouver flight will pay another $ 150 by 2022, if they connect in Toronto, they will pay more $ 200 until 2022.
International flights ?: "The short answer to your question is no. The carbon tax on air travel that is taking action in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick on Monday only applies to point-to-point travel within each province. While the impact on air passengers and air carriers is real, the biggest issue is what happens in a year or two when the federal government begins implementing the national domestic aviation carbon pricing system it has promised. "(Massimo Berganmini, president and CEO, National Airlines Council of Canada)
Who else does not have to pay? "Diplomatic representatives" according to the federal government
Estimated impact of the average cost per typical Ontario household (according to the federal government): $ 244 in 2019, $ 357 in 2020, $ 463 in 2021, $ 564 in 2022
Average estimated cost impact per Ontario typical household (according to the Ontario Financial Accountability Office): $ 258 by 2019, rising to $ 648 by 2022.
Average Incentive to Climate (federal discount of carbon pricing costs) per Ontario family: $ 300 in 2019, $ 439 in 2020, $ 571 in 2021, $ 697 in 2022
What percentage of families would see some money back: 80%, according to the federal government