The federally-imposed Carbon Tax is significantly impacting Parkland drivers.

MP Robert Sopuck says the Tax hits rural residents, who rely on vehicles to get to work.

 “Many people who live in the suburbs have to commute to work.  A lot of people live outside of Dauphin, for example, commute to Dauphin.  And other people live in Dauphin and, let’s say, work in the head office in Riding Mountain National Park.”

Sopuck says there is no consideration at all for rural residents.

“The tax return, that they claim they're going to be giving us, will show up next year, I guess.  But all of us will be paying this Carbon Tax right now.”

The price of gas jumped to 120.6 yesterday, and is expected to keep climbing as the summer driving season kicks into gear.