Fuel prices are up in Nunavut

High costs due to federal carbon tax increase, GN states

Most Nunavummiut began seeing increased fuel prices beginning Monday. (File photo)

By Kierstin Williams

Updated April 2 at 5:25 p.m.

Fuel prices are up in Nunavut with the federal carbon tax increase coming into effect Monday.

The Department of Community and Government Services announced the new prices in a news release March 28.

In all communities except Iqaluit, for automobiles the price of gasoline has increased to $1.74 per litre. The price of diesel fuel is up to $1.86 per litre.

The price of gas and diesel fuel for automobiles in Iqaluit is set by vendors.

There is no change to the price of heating diesel after the federal government announced in November a pause on a tax on this product.

The price of aviation fuel also has not changed.

 

 

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(32) Comments:

  1. Posted by Mit on

    Cost of gas in Nunavut has gone up from about $1.05 to about $1.75 because of Justin Trudeau

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    • Posted by Northerner on

      The world is running out of oil and gas. We have 6 years of oil left in the world. And 26 years left of gasoline. It’s not trudeau who actually made the prices high. It’s the demands for it that raised the price. If you actually paid attention in class, you would know this. Instead you’re going on dumbfounded conclusions.

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      • Posted by John WP Murphy on

        And your source of that apparent misinformation? Bet you voted for our MP who supports this theft.

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      • Posted by Resident of None of It on

        HI! We were in the same class! We watched Road Warriors together remember? The teacher rolled out the TV with the VHS 🙂

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      • Posted by T-Rex Oil Man on

        The world holds around 1.56 trillion barrels in proved crude oil reserves as of 2022. This is excluding oil sands, It’s estimated that known oil-deposits will run out by 2052. Realistically, we may never run out of oil because, given the depth of the Earth’s core, there will be new wells to discover. AND Saudi says we’ll never run out. Do you work for Fidel Castro son, Justin? Cause you sound like him with wrong information. we went from 13% to 23% Carbon Tax and is going to increase, so yeah lets get him out of power! NWT-Nunavutmiat show up on voting day please, Quana call me, T-Rex with oil.

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      • Posted by Brenda on

        Are you aware that gasoline is MADE from oil? If were run out of oil in six years as you claim, where does that further 20 years worth of gasoline come from?

        In my lifetime I have heard the “we’re running out of oil” argument many times. The fact is that, at current consumption rates, the Alberta oil sands is estimated to provide all of Canada’s needs for the next 188 years.

        There are natural gas reserves in the high arctic that have yet to be tapped. Much of our resources; oil, gas and minerals, are still awaiting the infrastructure to get them to markets.

        The current federal government is hell-bent on destroying any and all resource industries in this country. And they are succeeding!

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      • Posted by Wrong info on

        Do you make stuff up as your commenting? I see alot of your comments always have misinformation

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    • Posted by Barney Biggs on

      The price of gas yesterday here was $2.05.9 and going up today.
      We have had this carbon tax for some time and more coming and what is more of a problem for me is my home heating costs are rising with natural gas and electricity increases.

    • Posted by Bad Dad Simeonie on

      you are Right Trudeau Fault it is, it’s him who approve the carbon tax, i was seeing in the news that, i think it was in alberta ? people was marching manifesting AGAINTST the carbon tax from propose and back 100% by trudeau, when will that guy steep off and out of politic ? never ?

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    • Posted by Our Country Is Small and Largely Irrelevant on

      No, the cost of gas in Nunavut has increased mostly due to the price of gas going up worldwide. 14.3 cents per litre comes from the carbon tax.
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      It’s Justinflation here, it’s Bidenflation down south, and there’s probably other silly nicknames for other world leaders.
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      Fact is, just looking at a source from last June because it’s the first I found, inflation was:
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      8.7$ in the U.K.
      7.6% in Italy
      6.1% in Germany
      5.1% in France
      4.0% in the U.S.
      3.4% in Canada
      3.2% in Japan
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      So you go on about your Justin this, Justin that. I don’t like the guy, but if your worldview is so narrow to think he’s at fault for inflation, you need to rethink your life.

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    • Posted by Some guy on

      Gas up the truck Myrtle! We got no highways to drive on!

  2. Posted by Bert Rose on

    Why is there no mention of the fact that 80% of Canadians now receive quarterly rebate checks which will more than refund this price increase?
    This increase is about getting people to create less pollution not about cost changes.

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    • Posted by Frank on

      How can I get my hands on one of these cheques? I haven’t seen a penny so far, even though all I have is pension income.

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      • Posted by Patrick Star on

        Nunavummiut have been eligible to receive the Nunavut Carbon Credit since 2019. It is combined with your GST/HST quarterly payments. If you file your taxes but don’t receive quarterly payments you should reach out to the CRA to find out why.

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    • Posted by tuktuborel on

      I agree. The article is not very informative. Hopefully some reporter will provide a detailed article on how Carbon tax is applied in Nunavut including an explanation of any credits.

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    • Posted by The hook on

      It’s that rebate cheque that the Lib/NDP government is counting in to stay in power. What it doesn’t acxount for, is the impact on supply chains and the inflation it causes. It also doesn’t account for loss of investment in our country, and sliding GDP per capita as we try to compete in a global market against countries without a carbon tax. It’s bad policy which isn’t even consistent across our country. It needs to go. I’m not a Pollievre guy, and I’m certainly not a Singh guy (Singh speaks out of both sides of his mouth), but in the interest of getting rid of this bad policy, I will support the Conservatives.

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  3. Posted by Do the math on

    The less you drive the greater the difference between what you pay in carbon tax and what you get in refund. How much can you realistically drive or snow machine travel in any Northern community. GN buys in bulk ensuring a stable annual fuel price. Heating Fuel is subsidized or free to a great percentage of homes. Electricity is subsidized for a great percentage of residence. So how can you complain. The greatest fluctuation, which changes daily in the rest of Canada is driven by world markets. So MIT, suck it up, you’re getting no sympathy here.

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  4. Posted by Bert on

    You are confusing them with facts. Some people prefer to listen to horn honking traffic blocking freedom fighters who are desecrating our flag. Maybe fact based messages would have more acceptance delivered by an angry protester, sitting in a hot tub in downtown Ottawa with truck horns as a backup orchestra.

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  5. Posted by John WP Murphy on

    Thank you MP Lori Idlout and your NDP/Liberal coalition, that you support, for this outrageous tax. Remember this at election time people of Nunavut.

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    • Posted by corrupt on

      and this all started cause of a coin flip, let go lori! NOT

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    • Posted by Confused on

      Mr. Murphy you are not that old and certainly can’t be that ignorant to forget who started the carbon tax? It was your Mr. Harper that introduced it and Mr. Trudeau tried to make it easy for Canadians by offering a rebate that would cover off the cost.
      If we could only get some common sense out of your Mr. Polish Off rather than continuous personal insults like a middle schooler it might give people some hope.
      Canada has become like the U.S Biden and Trump, is that the best they have to offer. In Canada its Trudeau or Poilievre, is this really the best we have?
      It’s scary to her Poilievre saying axe the tax, axe this and axe that. I am concerned and will burn my PC card before I vote conservative if this is the best they can do. You think Canada is in bad shape now, Pierre will be the fuel to the fire that burns it to the ground. I will probably lose my voice as I probably won’t vote.

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      • Posted by corrupt on

        you’re the one confused alright, as if trudeau isn’t burning Canada to the ground right now, printing money like theres no tomorrow, giving it away like we have endless supplies to go around,

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      • Posted by Community Note on

        Mr. Harper (or the Conservatives as a party) indicated a preference for a Carbon Tax over other mechanisms (such as cap and trade or various regulations), but they never introduced anything of the sort.

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      • Posted by Ken on

        Some people seem to have short term memory loss, I agree it’s scary to think this guy could get in as leader of Canada and run it US style, axe this and that, what will happen as history has always shown the Cons always cut taxes for the rich and big corporations while cutting services, jobs, infrastructure spending and programs, you cannot cut taxes and still keep the level of services, there no way around that, it’s the government’s revenue, you cut the government’s revenue our government has less money to run the country, less services, boggles the mind to think some people forget how it was under the Cons, look at all the new funding we are receiving for Nunavut, this would not be possible under the Cons, their Canada Action Plan commercials used more funding then the actual project of recycled funding they tried to make as new funding.
        I really do hope people actually do some real research instead of just listening to mad crazy loud trucker convoys and US lobby interests groups. Open your eyes to all the smoke and mirrors from the Cons.
        ABC

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  6. Posted by T-Rex Oil Man on

    Is it just me, or I do feel more dumb after reading that?

    • Posted by Probably dumb on

      Go back through history, read, think, leave you anger aside. Fortunately the Cons (aptly named) have held power very few times in our history.

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  7. Posted by Probably dumb on

    Go back through history, read, think, leave you anger aside. Fortunately the Cons (aptly named) have held power very few times in our history.

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  8. Posted by Barney on

    According to the Gov. figures Canada spends ANNUALLY $46 Billion to service our national debt. This figure has increased big time in the last 7 years under Trudeau. Check the figures yourselves. The WSJ reported that Canada is spending 4X the amount of it revenue annually. Trudeau’s tax credit is a sham and he has yet to provide the audited figures to support the revenue neutral promised. Fact is that it has never been revenue neutral. In BC we paid yesterday $2.05.9 a litre and it is going up today again.

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    • Posted by Joe on

      So are you saying if the Cons get in they will have to make all kinds of funding cuts?

  9. Posted by Confused on

    Damaged done and we will live with it, by the PM 🙁

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  10. Posted by monty sling on

    Why? The oil was purchase last fiscal year. the price should be stable to that fiscal year and the raise is just fiscal grab by GN and moslyt of all by greedy ba$tards, the contractors. For sure the day comes into night and 12 hours later shazam; the sun comes up, I am that sure the little guys who stand in cold and the elements will not get a dime increase. greed contractors. AHs.

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