The price of gas in northwestern Ontario has dropped again. The price in Kenora has gone down to 125.9 a litre. That's 6 cents less then last week when gas was up to 131.9 a litre.
During Question period recently Kenora Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford reinforced his commitment to lowering the price of gas in the north.
"We've been tracking for the past several months the unfairness in price per litre at the pumps, particularly in northwestern Ontario," he said.
Rickford recently sent a request to the Competition Bureau asking them to look into the price of gas in northwestern Ontario.
State intervention was proposed as a solution by Timmins New Democrat MPP Gilles Bisson, who tabled a bill that would give the Ontario Energy Board power to regulate the price and mark-up of petroleum products is set to be reviewed by the legislative committee. The bill passed second reading in September.
During the recent Question Period however, Rickford said state intervention is not the solution to the issue. He stated that it was proven to not worked in other provinces.
Gas in Dryden is down to 131.9.
The average price for gas in Ontario is 103.
Gas in Winnipeg is 95.4 a litre.