Lakeland residents might see a break at the pumps and in their heating bill soon. The carbon tax in the province is expected to pass into history today in the Alberta Legislature. The United Conservative Party government is expected to announce later Thursday that the bill to repeal the tariff on gasoline and fossil-fuelled heating has passed.
The price of gasoline around the Lakeland is expected to drop as much as seven cents per litre. Experts are saying the decrease in price may be short-lived. A federally-mandated tax has already been imposed on provinces that chose not to use a carbon tax, like Saskatchewan and Ontario.
The carbon tax had been in effect in the province since it was brought in 2017 under then-Premier Rachel Notley and the NDP government in power at the time.