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Canada Hikes Price of Diesel Fuel With New Carbon Tax

Posted April 10, 2019

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Eric Miller – Transport Topics)

The Canadian government has begun implementation of a federal carbon tax program that will extend the increase in the cost of diesel fuel for all truckers, including those from the United States, doing business in all 10 Canadian provinces.

The program, which took effect April 1, is designed to help achieve Canada’s Paris Agreement climate goal of reducing carbon pollution by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.

The 2018 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act implements the federal carbon pollution pricing system for fuels and will be administered by the Canada Revenue Agency. Click here to read more.