FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2018
Premier Ford & PC Government Announce Reduction to Cost of Natural Gas
Queen’s Park- Today, Premier Ford and PC Government announced the removal of the carbon tax from natural gas bills in Ontario.
“During the election I heard loud and clear from residents in Elgin-Middlesex-London and the surrounding region that relief is needed. The removal of this onerous tax is part of our government’s promise to lower energy cost for Ontarians,” said Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek.
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has been notified to take immediate steps to remove the cost of the carbon tax from natural gas rates by October 1, 2018.
“Ontario families across the province will save about $80/year and small business can expect to save $285/year. This will provide relief for lower and middle class families along with small business owners,” said Yurek. “Our government is committed to making life more affordable for Ontarians, allowing them to keep more of their hard earned money while allowing small businesses to grow, create jobs and give back to the local economy.”