To start April off, Strathmore will be seeing yet another gas hike. 

The hike is due to the provincial government reinstating the province-wide fuel tax. 

Last month, it was announced that the fuel relief program would end on April 1 and that the fuel tax would be reinstated to 13 cents per liter for gas and diesel. 

This end-of-fuel tax is coming on the same day that the federal carbon tax is set to rise. 

Going from $65 per tonne to $80 per tonne. This will continue to rise annually by $15 until it reaches $170 a tonne by 2030. 

According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the carbon tax will cost the average Albertan family $911 this year, even after all the rebates are factored in.

On the website Gas Buddy, two weeks ago gas prices in Strathmore were hovering around $1.45 per liter and have jumped to $1.62 per liter as of today (April 1), making a 17-cent jump. 

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) said it is disappointed and calls the tax hikes that took place today a "double whammy."

“It’s disappointing to see this fuel tax hike coming from both Ottawa and Edmonton,” said Canadian Taxpayers Federation Alberta Director Kris Sims.

On the CTF website, it stated that The federal carbon tax will cost about $12 extra to fill up a minivan and about $18 extra to fill up a pickup truck and that truckers filling up their big rigs with diesel will pay about $200 extra due to the carbon tax.

"It’s pretty puzzling to see the NDP government in Manitoba and the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador providing fuel tax relief for drivers, while the UCP government is cranking its fuel tax back up to full throttle here at home in Alberta."

It is estimated by The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) that as of this morning, the national average for gas prices in the country is around $1.58 per liter.

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