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No Joke, Gas and Beer More Expensive Today

A case of 24 beer going up $2 on Monday, just as carbon taxes at gas stations also rise

Nobody's laughing this April Fool's Day as two new tax increases are coming into effect.

The first being at the pump, where gas prices will hit the highest they've been in six months, an average increase of three cents per litre. 

The carbon tax is rising by fifteen dollars per tonne starting today.

As the carbon tax goes up, so will the carbon rebate to help mitigate the costs — something that happens every four months.

A single-person household will get $140 and a family of four will get $280.

Also set to rise is a tax on beer, wine and spirits.

The federal excise tax is increasing by 2 per cent today.

It was originally set to increase by 4.7 per cent, but had its rate frozen by the federal government for the next two years in March.


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