Gas prices are an important issue across the district and across the province. Opposition member Gilles Bisson introduced a private member's bill in the legislature yesterday, and it's intended to peg the price at the pump to the price of oil in New York.
"Listen, everybody's tired of seeing the price of gas spike the way it has. We've seen the price of gas jump 15 cents a litre since the last election," he said.
According to Gasbuddy.com, it'll cost most drivers $1.39 a litre in Kenora and Dryden to fill up. The web site also says the average price for a litre of unleaded was just under $1.30 a litre at the end of June, just after the spring election, compared with just under $1.31 a litre at the end of July.
Earlier this month, the governing Tories eliminated the cap and trade program, including the carbon tax. Premier Doug Ford said it was part of a promise to bring the price of gas down 10 cents a litre, during the last election campaign.
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