Greater Niagara Chamber against anti-carbon tax stickers

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The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is strongly against the new anti-carbon tax stickers required to be placed at gas pumps.

CEO and President Mishka Balsom says they oppose the stickers since it's a regulatory burden on businesses, and the sticker only tells residents half of the story, since it doesn't mention the carbon rebate.

She says that leads them to believe the message is politically motivated.

She says residents need to focus on the bigger picture, which is climate change.

Balsom says climate change is already impacting businesses across Niagara especially with spring flooding which continued for most of the summer months.

A law requiring gas station owners across Ontario to post anti-carbon tax stickers on their pumps came into force last week, but the province said it won't be issuing fines right away for those who don't comply.

The law was brought in by the Ford PC government which has been in a legal battle against the carbon tax.

Individuals could be fined up to $500 each day of not posting the stickers, or up to $1,000 a day for subsequent offences. Corporations could be fined up to $5,000 a day, or up to $10,000 a day for subsequent offences.