Anyone up for a gas prices protest?
Re: “How can the price of gas be justified?” (Citizen, March 24)
The answer is: it can’t be justified. It’s called being ripped-off, by both the dealers at the pump and the petrol companies. Is there no stomach for protest concerning this? We don’t seem to be able to have enough refining capacity in the Lower Mainland to be independent from American producers. Twenty per cent (according to some) of our gas here comes from the U.S. It is inferred by this that Canada can’t control its own gas prices.
Seems to me that this should be an election issue, considering that the Atlantic provinces have government controlled gas prices. Right now (and until the end of the month), PEI government, for example, set the price of gas at the pump as follows, per litre: You Pump – min. $1.037/, max $1.049. They Pump – min. $1.06, max. $1.095. Check it out here: http://www.irac.pe.ca/document.aspx?file=petrol/currentprices.asp
The price is set every 2 weeks. Anyone up for starting a well deserved protest?