March 7, 2022 — Premier Jason Kenney announced relief for Albertans facing high fuel and utility costs effective April 1. Alberta’s United Conservative government will pause collection of the 13 cent per litre fuel tax and provide $150 electricity rebates to help Albertans pay for the high bills they faced this winter.
“We’ve heard Albertans’ concerns about the rising cost of living loud and clear,” said Premier Kenney. “While the federal government is set to increase the carbon tax April 1, Alberta’s government is taking the opposite approach and stepping up to offer relief. Stopping the provincial fuel tax puts money back in the pockets of Albertans when they need it most.”
Albertans have faced high electricity bills this winter due, in part, to market conditions, the punishing federal carbon tax supported by Rachel Notley’s NDP and the long term impacts of short-sighted NDP policies.
You can read more details by clicking here to read the government news release.