Carbon tax hike no April Fool’s joke

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According to industry expert Dan McTeague, “GTA gas prices are expected to shoot up again Thursday to nearly $1.91 per litre and diesel is poised to go up to nearly 2.18 a litre for diesel. The ripple effect of those prices will be felt throughout the economy, he added.

Ontario Energy Minister Todd Smith urged the Trudeau government Tuesday to reconsider a planned increase in the federal carbon tax of 2.2 cents per litre — for a total of 11 cents a litre — on April 1. “We encourage the federal government to reduce or at least pause their increase in the carbon tax on April 1,” Smith said Tuesday.

Would you support a pause in the carbon tax increase? Why or why not?