Surveys

Carbon Tax Relief

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Carbon Tax Relief

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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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Carbon Tax Relief

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