OTTAWA—More than 7.7 million people and households have claimed the federal carbon price rebate, a tally that includes almost all eligible recipients that have filed taxes so far this year, the Canada Revenue Agency says. (The agency uses the term “family” because people with a spouse, common-law partner and children receive a single rebate for their entire household.) The agency expects the number to rise to about nine million “families” as self-employed Canadians and late filers submit their tax returns over the coming weeks. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWFederal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s office greeted the news as evidence that the government’s effort to inform eligible residents about the refunds is working, despite “misleading” messages about Liberal carbon price plan from Conservative opponents. The ad claims the carbon price “will cost Ontario families $648 a year.” Just as the federal Tory booklets do, the ad neglects to mention the carbon price rebates.
Source: thestar May 24, 2019 23:12 UTC