N.B. Liberals say carbon tax stickers are Tory propaganda

New Brunswick's Opposition Liberals are accusing the governing Tories of using taxpayers' money to spread, what they're calling, propaganda about the federally imposed carbon tax.

The government sent about 500 stickers to gas stations in the province which explain how the tax will increase from 4.42 cents per litre in 2019 to 11.05 cents a litre in 2022.

But Bathurst-East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore MLA says the stickers fail to include information on rebates aimed at compensating New Brunswickers for the increase in carbon cost.

Landry adds the stickers also appear as though their display is mandatory.

But Energy and Resource Development Minister Mike Holland says they're just optional and are intended to inform New Brunswickers about the tax, adding they have nothing to do with the next federal election.

(with files from CBC/Acadie-Nouvelle)