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Jan 02, 2024
SaskEnergy and SaskPower are removing the federal carbon tax from home heating
Germaine Rhomberg worries about the possibility of carbon tax rebates being scaled down after the Saskatchewan government stops collecting the tax on heating bills in the new year.
“I’m very anxious because it’s a big part of my economy. My budget is set every single month. It’s a fixed income,” Rhomberg, who lives in Saskatoon, said.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced in late October that SaskEnergy, the provincial natural gas utility, won’t remit the carbon charge on natural gas starting Jan. 1, 2024. The province later said SaskPower would do the same on electricity used to heat homes.
The move came after Ottawa announced it would exempt home heating oil, which is primarily used in Atlantic Canada.