Where is advocacy on gasoline prices?
On a recent trip to Manitoba, I discovered that gas prices were significantly lower there compared to Saskatchewan. Regular gas was selling for 85.9 cents a litre at most stations, while in Saskatchewan prices ranged from 95.9 cents to 98.9 cents a litre. This price differential also exists for stations near the provincial border.
Provincial fuel taxes in Manitoba are 14 cents per litre and in Saskatchewan 15 cents per litre. All other taxes are the same.
Premier Wall has expressed his opposition to a federal carbon tax which, if applied, would be a smaller increase in fuel cost per litre than the current differential between Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Shouldn’t our premier, in his role of advocating on behalf of Saskatchewan citizens, be just as vocal in opposing the extra profits that the oil industry is making as he is to a carbon tax?
Bob Cormier, Osler