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Carbon tax and the new Nunavut Carbon Rebate

26 July 2019

Public Service Announcement

Carbon tax and the new Nunavut Carbon Rebate

As of July 1, 2019, the Government of Canada is applying the new carbon tax to home heating oil, gasoline, diesel and other fossil fuels in Nunavut. As a result, the price of these fuels increased slightly depending on fuel type.

The Government of Nunavut’s new Nunavut Carbon Rebate limits the impacts of the carbon tax by covering half of the carbon tax amount. For example, Nunavummiut will only see a $0.45 price increase for a five-gallon jerry can at the pump, instead of a $0.90 price increase.

The Nunavut Carbon Rebate applies to home heating oil, vehicle diesel, and other fuels.

The carbon tax does not apply to aviation fuel or fuel the Qulliq Energy Corporation uses to generate electricity, and will not increase the price of electricity, flights or air cargo.

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Media contact:

Weichien Chan
Manager, Communications
Department of Finance

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