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castanet.net 10 May, 2022 22:00 am

Debate over soaring gas prices continues as stations post prices of $2.22 a litre

Debate over soaring gas prices continues as stations post prices of $2.22 a litre
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth’s contention that soaring gas prices are a result of factors outside of British Columbia — notably the war in Ukraine — drew groans from opposition members in the legislature on Tuesday.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito Solicitor General Mike Farnworth’s contention that soaring gas prices are a result of factors outside of British Columbia — notably the war in Ukraine — drew groans from opposition members in the legislature on Tuesday.“They don’t think that the war in Ukraine is having an impact on gas prices here and right across North America and around the world?” Gas prices are going up across the country, but are highest in B.Liberal MLA Todd Stone said gas prices in the province were high prior to the war in Ukraine and have risen 90 cents a litre since the NDP formed government.

“Skyrocketing gas prices mean the cost of everything is going up,” Stone said.Opposition members suggested a three-pronged plan to temporarily bring down gas prices or lessen the impact of spiking prices on consumers: suspending provincial gas taxes, as Alberta did on April 1; stopping the levy of 25 cents a litre on fuel imports introduced Jan.

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