Why is the carbon tax exemption restricted only to heating oil?

The federal government recently announced tax exemption for three years on home heating oil.

I want to know why this exemption is restricted to heating oil when it should apply to natural gas and other fuels whose prices are also affected by inflation.

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Hope
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6 months ago

According to Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, the tax break was restricted to heating oil because those who use the oil are low-income and the price of oil has increased faster than other fuels. Hence, there will be no further exemptions for other fuels.

Anonymous
6 months ago
Reply to  Hope

Low-income you say? Even when Statistics Canada reports only 3% of Canadian households relied on home heating oil in 2021? That’s ridiculous. Next time they should tag properly as Atlantic tax rebate.