Living in Ontario to cost more

Gas prices going up about 4 cents a litre in Ontario, minister reminds drivers

‘It’s not a lot,’ Ontario Minister Glen Murray says of the costs associated with cap-and-trade

By Muriel Draaisma, CBC News Posted: Dec 13, 2016 1:45 PM ET

Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray says not much will change in the province due to a new national climate change deal signed last week, but reminds residents they’ll be paying about four cents a litre more for gas and about $5 more monthly in natural gas bills starting in January.

“It’s not a lot,” Murray told Metro Morning on Tuesday.

Murray said the price increases are examples of the costs associated with Ontario’s cap-and-trade program. Both increases will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Murray said the provincial government is very aware that residents are trying to keep living costs down.

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