We’ve already seen gas prices jump twice in a week and drivers are in for another hike at the pumps starting Monday.
Prices in Sault Ste. Marie shot up from $1.07 a litre to $1.12 last week. This week, price rose again to $119.9 and starting Monday the price will go up again at least 5 cents with the introduction of the Trudeau Carbon Tax.
Dan McTeague of GasBuddy.com says that consumers in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick will be handing over five cents more per litre as of April 1 but it doesn’t stop there. McTeague says prices will then go up by an additional five to 10 cents a litre several days after that, as a result of seasonal price changes meant to deal with increased summertime demand. If that happens, local drivers will end up paying about 29 cents more than at the beginning of the year when gas prices fell below a dollar a litre. To make things even worse, consumers will also pay HST on the new carbon tax amount.
The cost of diesel and natural gas will also rise due to the carbon tax starting Monday.