Hundreds of Canadians gathered at 12 rallies across the country's province of Alberta protesting against the carbon taxes proposed by the New Democratic Party (NDP), the CBC broadcaster reported Saturday.
The protesters called for a referendum on the issue of introducing the taxes.
In line with the carbon taxes, from January 1, 2017 fuel prices in the province are expected to increase significantly. For example, gas prices will increase by 4.5 Canadian cents per liter (3.4 US cents at the current exchange rates). The rise in prices is expected to continue in 2018. The new prices affect the price of almost all goods.