With a strong economy and sound financial management, the Government of Prince Edward Island is working to achieve a balanced budget in 2017-18.
We want to hear from Islanders about your ideas and suggestions on ways to manage tax dollars.
What would you do with a balanced budget?
In December 2016, the federal government and the provincial governments committed to the pan-Canadian framework on climate change. The framework requires provinces to implement a range of actions to reduce carbon pollution. Among them is the requirement to put a price on carbon pollution. In a statement in the Legislature on December 13, 2016, the premier outlined a made-in-Prince Edward Island approach for clean economic growth and climate change. Key to the approach is to introduce a price on carbon pollution. Main features of the approach to carbon pricing will include:
- fiscally neutral
- with tax returns to Islanders
- investments in efficiency support
- improved clean infrastructure
- the carbon price will not extend to agriculture and fisheries
- no change to our HST policy on home heating fuel
- effective 1 January 2018.
Pricing in 2018
Under the pan-Canadian framework the minimum price is set at $10 per tonne beginning in 2018. This is equivalent to about 2.22 cents per litre of gasoline.
Pricing by 2020
Over time, the price is set to rise to $30 per tonne by 2020 or equivalent to 6.67 cents per litre.
What are your views on this proposed approach to carbon pricing? Let us know.
Give Your Input
There are a number of options for Islanders to provide input, as follows:
- attend a pre-budget consultation;
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- complete the online form below
Each session runs from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Pre-register for public meetings by calling (902) 368-5501.
- Thursday, January 26, Montague (storm date January 27)
- Thursday, February 2, Charlottetown (storm date February 3)
- Thursday, February 9, Summerside (storm date February 10) French translation provided.
- Thursday, February 23, Tignish
Deadline for feedback is February 24, 2017
Call: (902) 368-5501