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April Fool's gas hike is no joke

It's no joke.

You can expect a carbon tax price hike at the pumps on April Fool's Day.

Gas Wizard Dan McTeague, who's also president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, said he expects gas prices will nevertheless increase three cents a litre for Saturday.

Even with a small drop in wholesale prices for gasoline on the markets today, look for pump prices to jump to $1.49 from $1.46 (Friday's price).

The price increase affects all of Ontario, including Toronto, the GTA, Barrie, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Niagara, Windsor, Sudbury, Timmins and Kingston. Top Stories

Minimum wage rises in six provinces, but is it enough?

Amid a cost-of-living crisis driving up food bank visits and economic anxiety, the minimum wage increased in six provinces today – but both advocates and critics fear it may not be enough to tackle the overarching problem.

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