Federally imposed carbon tax goes into effect Monday

People in New Brunswick will be paying more for gasoline and heating fuel today as the federal government's carbon tax is imposed on provinces that refused to implement their own emissions pricing.

The other provinces that will get hit with the tax are Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

For this year, the starting rate adds 4.4 cents to the price of a litre of gas, about four cents to a cubic metre of natural gas, and it will also drive up the cost of propane, butane and aviation fuel.

But Ottawa is also instituting income tax rebates that it says will give people back the extra money they're paying.

The federal tax amounts to 20 dollars per tonne for this year and is set to increase by 10 dollars annually until it reaches 50 dollar per tonne in April 2022.