Gasoline prices in NWO to be examined by Canadian Competition Bureau
Tim Brody - Editor
The Canadian Competition Bureau will examine retail gasoline prices in northwestern Ontario at the request of Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.
A news release issued by the Government of Ontario states, “On November 30, Minister Rickford drew the Bureau's attention to evidence that gasoline prices in northwestern Ontario did not decrease as they did in the rest of Ontario when the cap-and-trade carbon tax was cancelled. The Bureau has indicated it will consider the data around wholesale and retail gasoline prices and margins included with the Minister's letter. In addition, the Bureau intends to gather further data and contact industry participants for more information, as required.”
“I'm pleased that the Competition Bureau shares my concerns about pricing practices in northwestern Ontario and is taking steps to look into this matter further", Rickford said. "I'm also encouraged to hear that cracking down on anti-competitive conduct in the gasoline sector remains a priority for them. All Ontarians deserve fair gasoline and diesel prices."