MP concerned about rising gas prices

Recently re-elected Langley Conservative MP Mark Warawa is adding his concerns about high gas prices to those raised by Industry Minister Tony Clement on Thursday.

“In our constituency office and around Langley, I am hearing the questions and concerns residents have about fluctuating fuel prices,” said Warawa.  “We know that the high cost of gas can be a burden for Canadian families. Everyone is feeling the pinch at the pumps. Especially at a time when household budgets are already tight, Canadians want and deserve answers.”

Gas prices in Langley jumped to $1.44 a litre on Wednesday, even though crude oil prices took a sharp drop last week and remain under $100 (U.S.) a barrel.

Clement said he will ask refiners, distributors and retailers to come to Ottawa to appear before a parliamentary committee, and explain their pricing methods to Canadians.

“Members of Parliament will get the chance to ask them the common-sense questions we’ve been hearing from Canadians,” said Warawa. “I’m looking forward to hearing what they have to say.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Local charity joins fight against Ebola
New South Fraser highway opens, cuts travel times
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
Lockdown at research station in Agassiz following Ottawa shooting
No-frills park for Maple Ridge downtown
Man faces impaired driving charge, wife and toddler in car: Burnaby RCMP
High hopes commission will keep Queensborough connected to New West
Election 2014: Traffic top of mind in this campaign
Police hunting for sex assault suspect

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.