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Old Posted Apr 12, 2019, 7:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rrskylar View Post
It was interesting to see how gas prices went up sharply before the carbon tax on gasoline was even implemented and followed by another increase even after the carbon tax was added.

Three cash gouging increases and only one from the govt.

Consumption taxes are never fair!
I'm not an expert on petroleum by any means. But couldn't we build a small local refinery in Manitoba, use the oil from SW and make our own fuel? Cutting out the reliance on global markets? Or would the price be so high it's unsustainable. I would assume this has been well thought out already.

As much as we talk about carbon tax and electrics, gasoline will be around for a long time yet. Relying on Saudis and Russia to control the price of our oil is bullshit.

Also, apologies for getting way off topic.
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