Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a growing backlash on Tuesday over exempting home heating oil from the government's carbon tax, with Saskatchewan threatening to stop collecting the levy altogether.
Amid calls to provide relief from soaring costs of living, the Liberals last week announced a three-year carbon tax exemption for home heating oil that advantages voters in Atlantic provinces.
Western provinces, which mostly use natural gas to heat homes, cried foul.
The Atlantic region is a Liberal stronghold, but Trudeau's support in the four coastal provinces has plummeted since June when the carbon tax came into effect there.
Register to read the full article.
Already have an account? Sign In.
Register for free for:
- Access to ten free articles per month
- Our weekly roundup of top stories
- Monthly newsletters on topics of your choice
- Unlimited article access each month
- Crosswords and puzzles on Canadian holidays
- Full newsletter access