The Manitoba Government is pledging more money for its residents to combat the effects of the federal Carbon Tax.
Premier Heather Stefanson since the feds aren’t going to repeal the tax, they have to offset the higher costs of living.
“We are acting with a $200 million Carbon Tax Relief Fund to help nearly 700,000 Manitobans cope with the burden with the largely hidden, federal Liberal/NDP imposed Carbon Tax,” announced Stefanson at a news conference Thursday morning.
Stefanson says individuals are eligible for cheques of $225 and $375 per couple.
“Our initial affordability package focused on helping families with children address back-to-school costs and seniors with fixed or low incomes address inflation-related challenges. 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 fund is for seniors, singles and couples with or without children who lived in the province on Dec. 31, 2021, and whose family net income that year was less than $175,000.