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The Cost of Bad Roads

Beginning April 1, Canadians began paying more at the pump as the national carbon tax was hiked to 10.73 cents per liter of diesel. Thanks to the hike, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) estimates the trucking industry will pay $538 million in carbon pricing this year.

And it won’t stop there. Further increases could see truckers paying $3 billion a year by 2030. How the money collected through a national carbon tax should be spent is still subject to debate. The CTA would like to see it offered back to the industry in the form of incentives for adopting emissions-reducing technologies. That’s a good idea.

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