The Trudeau Liberals are giving 30,000 federal workers a 4% raise on April 1 — the same day their anticipated carbon tax hike comes into effect.

Federally regulated employees, numbering approximately 30,000 at airports, banks, post offices and most Crown corporations, will get a $0.65 hourly raise from $16.65 to $17.30 per hour next Monday.

Bank of Canada governor told the Commons finance committee that ending the carbon tax “would create a one-time drop in inflation of 0.6 percentage points” from the current rate of 3.8% (equal to a  ~16% reduction).

With 21,000 federal workers hired last year (+6% increase), the total number of federal employees in Canada now stands at 357,247 — nearly 40% higher than in 2015 when Justin Trudeau was first elected.