Manitoba unveiled a $200 million Carbon Tax Relief Fund in an effort to help Manitobans cope with rising costs of food and fuel.
“Last fall, we pledged to continue to help Manitobans as help was needed,” said Premier Heather Stefanson. “Given the cost shock Manitobans are facing this winter from the federal carbon tax and other related increases, we believe Manitobans need our support again now.”
The Carbon Tax Relief Fund will provide $225 per single person and $375 per couple for those who had a net family income that was less than $175,000 on December 31, 2021. For couples, the lower-income earner will receive the payment.
“Our new Carbon Tax Relief Fund will broaden access to support almost every Manitoban who has to drive to work, take their kids to activities or go out to buy groceries.”
The premier also noted that the Manitoba government has called on the federal government to put an immediate halt on the carbon tax and its increases.