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Liberals Continue to Refuse to Lower Gasoline Prices: Parrott
“Motorists in our province are being forced to pay even more today for gasoline and other fuels. It’s unacceptable,” said Parrott.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

(October 7, 2021) – Lloyd Parrott, PC Opposition Shadow Minister for Industry, Energy, and Technology and MHA for Terra Nova, is challenging the Liberal Government to take action to lower gas prices, a call which all members of the PC Caucus have been lobbying for throughout the summer.

“Motorists in our province are being forced to pay even more today for gasoline and other fuels. It’s unacceptable,” said Parrott.

Parrott says the cost of living only continues to rise on the Liberal watch.

“Throughout this most recent summer and into this fall, my colleagues and I continue to hear from people who are struggling with the high cost of living. These high gasoline and fuel prices are a driving factor behind the high cost of food, the cost to put oil in a household’s furnace, and the cost of other services,” said Parrott.

“We have offered solutions to the Liberal Government, but they refuse to even explore them. We have suggested that they review how our gasoline and fuels are taxed, to reduce the tax charged on tax. We have also suggested that the Liberal Government also direct the PUB to remove the additional 5 cents per litre which was added to gasoline prices when Come by Chance ended production.”

Parrott says the Liberals seem only interested in increasing the cost of living, not taking action on behalf of the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The Liberal Government refuses to help people by lowering their cost of living,” said Parrott.

“I will take every opportunity to continue to raise this issue and to speak out about the impact Liberal inaction has on the cost of living for people in this province.”
 

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