Gaso­line prices 30 cpl too high

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Yes­ter­day, the world oil price closed at $33.97 a bar­rel and is still drop­ping. On this date in 2009, the price was about the same. For oil. In 2009 gas was 67.0 cents (from IRAC’s web­site) To­day gas is 95.9 cents a litre. That’s an in­crease, in seven years, of 43 per cent. How much has your pay­cheque gone up in that time? 10 per cent? I think this is­sue, al­though it hurts or­di­nary Is­lan­ders the most, it’s about as high up on the P.E.I. govern­ment’s ‘radar’ as the Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge toll.

I know this rant keeps com­ing up, but I’m go­ing to keep ask­ing un­til some­one in our govern­ment gives me a good rea­son to keep goug­ing Is­land driv­ers (and vot­ers). Lloyd Kerry, Char­lot­te­town

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