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Ontario releases anti-carbon tax radio ad with sound of clinking coins

A gas pump is shown at a filling station in Montreal on April 12, 2017. The country's annual inflation rate slowed to an unexpectedly weak 1.6 per cent last month as the continued decline in food prices played a big role in offsetting the higher cost of gasoline. The latest reading from Statistics Canada shows the pace of inflation decelerated from February's year-over-year reading of two per cent, which was right on the Bank of Canada's ideal target. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is releasing a new radio ad against the federal carbon tax today.

The ad features a female narrator saying the tax will see people pay more to heat their home, drive their kids to school and for groceries — with the sound of clinking coins between each item listed.

It also says that the carbon tax will result in the average family paying $648 more a year by 2022, but doesn’t mention rebates.

The radio spot concludes by saying that Ontario has a plan to hold polluters accountable without a carbon tax.

Premier Doug Ford stood in the legislature today to congratulate Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party for winning Tuesday night’s election in Alberta, calling him a great ally to join the fight against the carbon tax.

Kenney has promised to kill Alberta’s homegrown carbon tax and fight the federal carbon tax in court.

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