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Ford vows to fix the problem of anti-carbon tax stickers falling off

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has vowed to do something about those anti-carbon tax stickers at gas pumps that keep falling off.

It may be recalled that gas pump owners are by law required law to post these stickers on their pumps, but they were produced using the wrong glue and are now falling off.

Ford joked about the issue at the International Plowing Match in Verner, a town in Ontario joking that the stickers may have worked if they’d been produced by the label company owned by the Ford family.

But the premier acknowledged that the stickers were somehow botched and vowed to fix the problem.

He says the specifications were all accurate for the stickers, which became mandatory in Ontario gas stations at the end of August.

The stickers are part of a major campaign to against the unpopular federal carbon tax, that was imposed on Ontario earlier this year by the federal government after the province failed to come up with its own comparable program.

The stickers show the amount of money the carbon tax is expected to add to a tank of gas over the next three years but makes no mention of rebates the feds have put in place to offset the impact.
Opponents of the sticker campaign have accused the government of spreading propaganda.

The Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, which took effect on Aug. 30, said gas station operators who refuse to post the stickers could face daily fines. Ontario’s Chief Justice set the fine amount at $150 per day.

Given that the Ford administration is bent upon saving money, perhaps, the manufacturer should be made to create a fresh batch of stickers that will withstand our winter. -CINEWS


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