Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli isn’t surprised that major polluters will get a break on carbon emission fees. The Wynne Liberals announced a cap and trade program in their budget which includes a 4.3 cent-a-litre tax on consumers at gas pumps. Fedeli says consumers will still get hit with the new tax, but big polluters like Vale in Sudbury and Essar Steel in Sault Ste. Marie get a four year break. And the Tory MPP says this is nothing new.
He says the Liberals announce programs with no details on how they will work and later they have to backtrack. He said most recently, the government did this with the Ontario Registered Pension Plan. Fedeli says the Liberals love to make winners and create losers. He says the losers in this case are consumers who in addition to the fuel tax at the pumps, will also see natural gas bills rise by another $475 dollars by 2022.