Ontario's Now-Mandatory Anti-Carbon Tax Stickers Are Already Peeling Off (PHOTOS)
The stickers officially became mandatory at Ontario gas pumps today.
A law just kicked in today for Ontario gas stations to place mandatory anti-carbon tax stickers at their pumps. Fines can go between $500 and $10,000 a day for those who do not comply, but they won't get strict about it until a few months' time. People already seem to have strong opinions about the new Ontario anti-carbon tax stickers.
Individuals could be fined up to $500 each day, or up to $1,000 a day for subsequent offences. Corporations could be fined up to $5,000 a day, or up to $10,000 a day for subsequent offences. Ford has insisted that most people won't have to pay the maximum fine, Global News reported.
Here's what some people have to say about the stickers so far.
The fines are high for a stickerless pump, but stickers have already been seen peeling off.
$30 million has been budgeted so far for the fight against the carbon tax. This includes the legal case the PC Government is taking to the Supreme Court as well as the sticker campaign.
"For the first few months, inspectors are focusing on education and helping gasoline retailers come into compliance," Sydney Stonier, spokesperson for the Energy Minister, said in a statement. "After this initial period, inspectors could issue warnings and lay charges as they deem necessary."
Ford says the stickers are being used to inform people of what the carbon tax will be costing them, but others have said the stickers are misleading because they don't mention the rebates that Ontarians will be receiving from the tax.