Calgary city council continues to ask the province for answers as it tries to budget for the upcoming provincial carbon tax.
There are worries that it could lead to higher expenses at city-owned facilities for things like heating and power costs, not to mention transit expenses when it comes to paying extra tax for fuel.
The city has asked the province for an exemption for public transit with the Mayor saying he can’t believe the province would punish public transit since it gets hundreds and hundreds of vehicles off the road.
Councillor Ward Sutherland says the provincial government isn’t answering a lot of questions right now and wonders if the tax should be delayed a year to allow for more consultation.
The city is expecting the carbon tax to add $6 million dollars to its operating expenses when it takes effect next year.