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Ford, farming groups urge Trudeau to end the carbon tax

Farmers are saying the carbon tax cost them thousands, and worry they will have to pass the price onto grocery stores.

Published Apr 2, 2024 at 7:03pm

Barbara Patrocinio
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Barbara Patrocinio
Ford, farming groups urge Trudeau to end the carbon tax
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks during a press conference in Milton, Ont., on Friday, March 8, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Premier Ford on Tuesday once again slammed the federal carbon tax during a press conference in East Gwillimbury with his Agriculture Minister Lisa Thompson.

“Against the urging of premiers of every political stripe right across our country, the federal government raised the carbon tax yet again, this time by a whopping 23 per cent,” Ford said.

“The carbon tax now costs 17.6 cents per litre of gas. This isn't the first time they've raised their carbon tax, but it couldn't come at a worse time.”

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