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Weekend gas prices are on the rise across Canada as experts urge motorists to limit travel

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National gas prices It continued its amazing climb this weekend, with the drivers Vancouver He is required to prepare for up to $2.34 per liter at the pumps.

Numbers on the fuel tracker GasBuddy It showed that the national average price of regular gas was $1.95 per liter on Saturday afternoon, and counties averaged $2.15 a year. Newfoundland and Labrador and $2.11 in British Columbia.

Gas Wizard predicted big jumps in various cities on Sunday, with Vancouver expected to see a six cent rise to a national high of $2.34/liter. Montreal It was expected to see a four-cent jump to $2.15, and Toronto was on track for a six-cent increase that would push average prices to $2.09.

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“These are amazing, staggering prices… that’s probably not sustainable for most fixed-income/middle-class Canadians,” Jazz Wizard analyst Dan McTeagh, who is also Canadians’ president for Affordable Energy, said Saturday.

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“I think it’s fair to say that most Canadians are dealing with this and it’s not the kicks and the laughs that are driving the kicks and the laughs, but the ones that need this to work….and it’s going to be long-term.”

St. John’sSunday’s biggest jump is expected at 13 cents to $2.24/liter. Prices in Edmonton It is expected to be among the lowest at $1.70/L.

Many experts attributed the rise in gas prices to the resulting market instability Russiaattack on Ukraineas well as restore global demand such as COVID-19 Easy restrictions.

McTaigue acknowledged these factors, but described the rise as a supply problem that predated the war and has only worsened now.

He called for a temporary suspension of the carbon tax and for Ottawa To offer an immediate energy discount, noting that higher gas prices have also increased the federal GST burden.

“They make money out of their fist. It seems to me that it would be wise for them to at least think of some sort of deduction, or at least a way of mitigating, perhaps through a GST deduction, to isolate and help those who have a fixed income and those who of course have McTeige, a former Liberal MP, said:

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British Columbia liberals call for boycott to provide relief at the pump


British Columbia liberals call for boycott to provide relief at the pump

Friday, BC Premier John Horgan He said the tax cut would be a “short-sighted” plan that would offer only a “modest amount” of relief.

He said he had asked the Minister of Finance “to put forward a basket of initiatives because this is not a short-term issue.”

Until then, encourage residents to cut travel costs where possible.

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“We need to do this by all of us taking the steps we can to reduce the amount we spend and also make sure that we work together. If you are going to the grocery store and you know you have a neighbor who needs something, ask if you can pick it up for them and reduce the number of The trips we take.

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“Right now, I encourage people to think before you hop in the car – do you need to take that trip?”

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