September 6, 2019 3:06 pm

Judge sets $150 fine for Ontario gas stations not posting anti-carbon tax stickers

A gas pump displays an anti-carbon tax sticker in Toronto on Thursday, August 29, 2019. A civil rights group is asking the courts to declare an Ontario law mandating anti-carbon tax stickers on gas pumps to be illegal.

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TORONTO – The fine for gas stations that refuse to put up mandatory anti-carbon-price stickers is lower than the Ford government wanted.

Ontario’s chief justice set the fine for violating the sticker act at $150.

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That’s lower than the fines the government legislation calls for, which range from $500 a day for individuals to $10,000 for corporations.

In Ontario, the chief justice sets fines for provincial offences not politicians as is the case in other provinces.

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The government has so far not been able to explain why the lower fine was picked.

The law forcing gas stations to post stickers critical of Ottawa’s carbon-pricing is being challenged in the courts.

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