Carbon Tax Relief

November 22, 2023

From November 17 to 19, 2023, we surveyed Canadians to know more about their opinion on the federal government’s decision to exempt home heating oil from the federal carbon tax.

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Some of the key highlights of our survey on carbon tax relief include…

  • 44% of Canadians think they have a good understanding of how the carbon tax works in Canada, while 56% don’t understand it. Canadians who own their home (49%) are more likely to say they understand how the carbon tax works.
  • 63% of Canadians support the decision to exempt home heating oil from the carbon price. This proportion is higher (78%) in the Atlantic provinces.
  • A vast majority of Canadians (70%) would support the decision to expand the carve-out, i.e., the exemption to the carbon tax, to all home heating fuel, while 30% would oppose this decision. Canadians living in rural areas (76%) are more likely to support the decision to expand the carve-out.
  • More than one-third (36%) of Canadians say they or someone in their household has received a carbon tax-related rebate in the past. This proportion is significantly higher in the prairies (68%), Alberta (61%), and Ontario (43%).

Methodology

This web survey was conducted from November 17 to 19, 2023, with 1,531 Canadians 18 years of age or older, randomly recruited from LEO’s online panel. A margin of error cannot be associated with a non-probability sample in a panel survey. For comparison, a probability sample of 1,531 respondents would have a margin of error of ±2.50 %, 19 times out of 20.

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