Doug Ford said gas would get more expensive because of the carbon tax - but it's still cheaper now than it was a year ago - 2019-07-17

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F94.png Doug Ford said gas would get more expensive because of the carbon tax - but it's still cheaper now than it was a year ago July 17, 2019, Josh Rubin, Toronto Star

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has been steadfast in his warnings that once the federal carbon tax kicked in, motorists should be prepared to pay more at the pumps.

It is now more than three months since carbon pricing came into effect in Ontario — but prices are lower today than they were one year ago.

In fact, the sharp drop in gas prices has been widely cited as one of the key reasons that Canada's national inflation rate has slowed, according to new figures from Statistics Canada.

So what's going on?

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{{cite news | first = Josh | last = Rubin | title = Doug Ford said gas would get more expensive because of the carbon tax - but it's still cheaper now than it was a year ago | url = https://www.thestar.com/business/2019/07/17/doug-ford-said-gas-would-get-more-expensive-because-of-the-carbon-tax-but-its-still-cheaper-now-than-it-was-a-year-ago.html | work = Toronto Star | date = July 17, 2019 | accessdate = July 18, 2019 }}