Let me finish first before we start going into this.
Mr. Chair, since I have the floor, I'll just speak on this. Even though in the defence policy book that was tabled this week, they did talk about exempting the fleets of military vehicles, ships, and planes from having to fit under the criteria of carbon emission reduction, it doesn't change the fact that all of our bases, all our planes, all our army equipment, all of our ships—the navy, army, and air force—still all have to pay carbon taxation. Wherever they buy their fuel, those jurisdictions have carbon taxes. Whether it's B.C., whether it's Nova Scotia, whether it's anywhere else across the country, there will be a mandated carbon tax brought into play in each and every one of those jurisdictions.
There is a cost associated with that. Just with some quick numbers, because we did some access to information requests as well as questions on the order paper based upon...and we went province by province right through. I can tell you that based upon the value of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and natural gas that's used for heating buildings as well as propane, especially in some of our remote bases where they use propane to heat buildings, it looks like the navy could be looking at anywhere from $13 to $19 million; the army between $8 and $10 million in extra costs; and the air force between $191 million and $245 million. That is significant, and it all would increase the price of fuel. That in itself could be as high as a $275 million cost to the armed forces, in terms of the difference between what these fuels cost now and what they will cost in the future.
It's $6.5 million—yes, I read that wrong. It's a $6.5 million total cost to the entire Canadian Forces.