On April 1, 2018, among Hyrdo rate increases and increasing transit taxes, British Columbia’s carbon tax rate also increased to $35/tonne. The province continues to lead Canada with the highest carbon tax currently in place.
This is just the start of a long term plan to reach $50 per tonne by 2021. Last year, we asked you and other members if they supported the provincial government’s plan to increase the carbon tax by $5 per tonne annually to reach the 2021 target. The results show that 75% oppose the policy, 29% support it, and 6% do not know.