One Calgary community centre is considering turning off the heat to save money on Rachel Notley’s brand new carbon tax.
Les Turner, the General Manager of the Cardell Recreation Centre in Calgary told the Calgary Herald that in order to keep recreation affordable to Calgarians, they may have to turn off the heat in their arena area and are even considering lowering the water temperature in the showers.
The carbon tax on natural gas is $1.011/gigajoule. With natural gas hovering near $3.33/gigajoule, the carbon tax will be adding 30% to Alberta heating bills.
The Cardell Centre operates without government funds. It’s paid for entirely by users but the new minimum wage and the carbon tax are causing their costs to skyrocket.
Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world. But our community centres can’t afford to keep the heat on.