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.
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Here's what some people have to say about the stickers so far.
Why is the @fordnation gas pump carbon tax propaganda stickers allowed to be law? How can that actually be a fineab… https://t.co/joWt1Whc7r— Uncle Lope (@Uncle Lope) 1567172542
@AM800News $500 fine for failing to post a sticker? So, an anti-carbon-tax tax.— Dave Ball (David Ball back-up account) (@Dave Ball (David Ball back-up account)) 1567171575
Ford wants pollution to be free, but truth-telling about climate crisis costs $10,000/day: New law forcing Ontario… https://t.co/auWAmyaTtK— Keith Stewart (@Keith Stewart) 1567171022
@jillpromoli @gmbutts @TorontoStar Funnelling carbon tax sticker money that gas stations are forced to put up throu… https://t.co/lqwPehTrAq— Melissa Jones (@Melissa Jones) 1567170585
The fines are high for a stickerless pump, but stickers have already been seen peeling off.
First day gas stations have to put up the Ford Government’s anti carbon tax stickers (or face fines) and my cameram… https://t.co/k6aaiEB7kS— Cynthia Mulligan (@Cynthia Mulligan) 1567176987
@vote4robgill @fordnation Same issue when I was filling up. I need to start carrying a black magic marker for some… https://t.co/2yosQ5mer6— Power to the People (@Power to the People) 1566864036
$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."
@TaylorCtaylor67 @CBCAlerts Isn't the timing a bit surprising? Why the new stickers do not show anything about the… https://t.co/DdK22CigSY— Miro Jeliaskoff (@Miro Jeliaskoff) 1567169655
@CBCAlerts So many other important things to do and they are wasting time with new laws for carbon tax stickers... 🙄— serenitynow (@serenitynow) 1567168722
Fun fact - those #ONPoli #DougFord carbon tax stickers at the gas pumps? They’re not decals, they’re just cheap sti… https://t.co/3AbBdBI5CS— Stefan (@Stefan) 1567167960
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.