1 January 2018 – The Albertan government will issue carbon tax rebate cheques in early January, deputy premier Sarah Hoffman said on New Year’s Day, the same day a 50% increase in the tax went into effect. About 60% of Albertans will automatically receive a rebate in their bank accounts to offset the costs of the carbon tax. These rebates are also 50% higher from last year. At the beginning of 2017, Alberta’s NDP government implemented the $20 per tonne tax on carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels used for transportation and heating. Since 1 January 2018, the carbon tax rose to $30 per tonne. Read the full article on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website.