Energy Minister Greg Rickford said -- during a teleconference yesterday -- he's upset with gas companies and the prices their charging for gas in the district.
"We're simply not going to tolerate it anymore. Most of the gas we get out in Kenora comes from the very provinces that have lower prices," he said.
Rickford even went as far as to suggest he might call in the Competition Bureau to be part of an investigation, in order to understand why consumers in the area are being charged more.
The minister noted a litre will cost 20 to 25 cents less in southern Ontario, and more than 30 cents a litre less in neighbouring Manitoba. While a litre might cost about a dollar in Manitoba or southern Ontario, it remains $1.33 in Kenora or $1.38 in Dryden.
While upset, the minister stopped short of calling for legislation to fix the problem, saying regulations would -- in the long run -- cost consumers more.
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