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Ontario government wants anti-carbon tax gas pump stickers on display by end of summer

The Ford government wants anti-carbon tax stickers on display at gas pumps by the end of the summer.
The Ford government wants anti-carbon tax stickers on display at gas pumps by the end of the summer. Dan Nyznik / Global Peterborough

TORONTO – Ontario wants gas station operators to display mandatory anti-carbon tax stickers by the end of the summer or face potential Provincial Offences Act charges.

A proposed regulation would set Aug. 30 as the day the requirement takes effect and it sets out specific details of how the stickers have to be displayed.

Gas stations would have to post an equal number of French and English stickers, upright, unobscured and “in a prominent location” within the top two-thirds of the side of the pump facing drivers.

WATCH: Doug Ford says forcing gas stations to bear his stickers doesn’t represent government overreach

Doug Ford says forcing gas stations to bear his stickers doesn’t represent government overreach
Doug Ford says forcing gas stations to bear his stickers doesn’t represent government overreach

The proposal, which is open for comments until July 9, says the government is also developing enforcement plans, which could include an education campaign, written warnings, compliance orders and unspecified charges.

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Legislation making the stickers mandatory was included in the budget bill and comes with fines of up to $10,000 per day for gas station operators who don’t comply.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has said its members are concerned about the “political nature” of the stickers and view the requirement to display them as a violation of their rights and freedoms.

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