Gas prices on the way up

The price of gas is on the rise. It's going up a nickel a litre — or about $2.50 for a 50 litre fillup — to 141.4.

The price hike should spread across the city by tomorrow morning, but you can still get the lower prices in most places this afternoon.

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  1. Ray S posted on 01/20/2014 03:52 PM
    I wonder exactly how much money Quebec loses - in direct taxes and indirect taxes from company performance and employment - when people fill up in Ontario boarder towns. You know, enough gas for the week and a "get there" fill up on Friday.

    As of Sunday, the price differential was $0.12 per litre.

    On my usual 60 L fill-up, that is $7.20 on Friday. On the 25 L top-up on Sunday, and additional $3.00. That makes it about, on average, $10.00 in MY pocket, and likely $2.00 directly less to the QC gov't.

    And THAT is we take only 1 vehicle to our second home. And even more, that is EVERY week.

    Personally, pour family saves well over $500 per year, and the QC gov't loses over $100 directly EVERY year. And trust me, we are NOT alone.

    Add to these the losses QC sees on wine (check out the back wall at the LCBO in Hawkesbury with 'special orders for pick -up - and going into exclusively QC-plated cars!).

    Maybe one day an intelligent gov't will re-emerge in Quebec CIty and stem these losses going directly to enrich Ontario, but putting more money into OUR pockets. Maybe, but I doubt it.

    All I can say is that I am thankful I have the opportunity to stop and fill-up where and when it is most convenient. And no, I DO NOT fell the least little bit guilty about QC losing out on MY money - which they misuse anyway.
  2. john posted on 01/20/2014 04:01 PM
    What a joke . I filled up Ottawa yesterday @ 118.4L and I point out that the gas in Ottawa is supplied from Montreal . Bravo Quebec. !!!!
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