At the end of 2016, the Alberta government announced that the implementation of the carbon tax would occur on January 1, 2017. The first payment to individuals making less than $95,000 was January 5th, 2017. The second installment was paid in July.
There as a lot of negativity around the carbon tax, individuals griping that they wouldn’t be able to afford to put a roof over their house and therefore they would consider moving to Mexico (I’m not kidding). I wrote this post earlier in the year and the internet was divided. Some wholeheartedly agreed with what I had to say and other thought I was full of shit. Now that more than three quarters of the year have passed I figured it was a good time to figure out just how much the carbon tax has actually been costing you.