Big fines if gas stations don't post carbon tax stickers

The province plans to impose hefty fines on gas stations that refuse to display government-mandated stickers about the price of the carbon tax.

The Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act will require gas stations to display the sticker on each pump noting the federal tax will cost drivers 11 cents a litre by 2022.

The legislation outlined in yesterday's budget says individuals and corporations that don't display the stickers face fines of between 500 and 10-thousand dollars.

The Progressive Conservative government is a fierce critic of the federal carbon tax and a court challenge over it is set to be heard next week.