Proposed Regulation to be made under the Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, 2019
Bill or Act:
Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
The purpose of the proposed regulation is to prescribe the notice (i.e., Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Sticker) to be obtained by gasoline retailers in Ontario and affixed to each retail gasoline pump. The stickers would be provided free of charge and sent by mail to retail outlets. Additional stickers would also be obtainable through a government website.
The proposed regulation would require the stickers to be displayed upright in a prominent location within the top two-thirds of the side of the pump that faces motor vehicles when the pump is used to put gasoline in their fuel tanks, and the stickers shall not be obscured from view. The proposed regulation would require gasoline retailers to display an equal number of English and French stickers at the retail outlet.
The proposed regulation would take effect on August 30, 2019.
The Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, 2019, allows the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines to appoint inspectors for the purposes of determining compliance with the Act. The government is currently developing a progressive enforcement approach which could include an education campaign, written warnings, compliance orders and charges under the Provincial Offences Act.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
June 7, 2019
Comments Due Date:
July 9, 2019
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Toronto, ON M7A 2C1