The upcoming national climate change plan will hit you in the wallet when you fill up your gas tank.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers agreed that carbon pricing will be part of the plan.
That means paying for the fossil fuels you burn, which will almost certainly come in the form of a gas tax.
As GasBuddy.com’s Dan McTeague tells us a lot of the effect here could depend on the provincial election.
“You’re not likely to see anything happen until well after the dust settles,” says McTeague.
Politics aside, Premier Greg Selinger tells 680 CJOB fighting climate change is important for Manitoba, especially on the flood front.
“Because we know that in Manitoba, for example, we’ve seen these major floods in the last five years which have cost us billions of dollars. And, they’re getting worse and they’re getting more frequent. And, there’s big risks all over the planet on more intense, more serious, more expensive weather events,” says Selinger.
Liberal Leader Rana Bohkari can’t see adding another tax to your plate, if she were Premier.
“I don’t think it’s possible for Manitobans to really bear any more tax burden,” Bohkari tells 680 CJOB.
The next climate change meeting is in the fall.