RCMP say Jo died when a driver of a stolen truck sped away from the gas station without paying.
In August, a man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for manslaughter for a gas and dash that killed Calgary gas-station worker Maryam Rashidi.
She was run over by Joshua Cody Mitchell when she tried to stop him from taking off without paying for $113 worth of fuel.
Alberta has been grappling for years with how to bolster the safety of gas-station employees, who often work alone.
Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, said there is no reason for more delay and announced his group’s new campaign called “Time for Pay Before You Pump” that urges the province to take action.
“Perhaps the most tragic part about these deaths is that they’re 100 per cent preventable,” McGowan said in a release.
“We know that pre-payment works. We know it saves lives. The only question that remains is what is the government waiting for?”
The Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police passed a resolution in 2015 calling for pay-at-the-pump legislation.
The chiefs passed a similar resolution in 2011, but the former Progressive Conservative government did not accept it.
British Columbia has had a prepay law on the books since 2008.
Gray said Friday’s gas-and-dash death is fresh in her mind.
“Every Albertan deserves to come home at the end of a workday,” she said.