The process of getting some gas price answers is moving forward. Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus is set to speak in the House of Commons this afternoon about our high prices, and the city has sent a request onto the Wynne Liberals to provide some more information.
Mayor Steve Black says other cities along the Highway 11 corridor have picked up on the issue as well. He says it doesn’t just hurt the average resident, but it also hurts the competitiveness of our local businesses as fuel prices affect their costs, especially in natural resource based industries.
Councillor Rick Dubeau says our local provincial and federal representatives are working to get to the bottom of this issue. He says Gilles Bisson and Charlie Angus are very effective politicians, even in opposition. He says they are working very hard on behalf of Timmins, something that council appreciates, because this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Council voted unanimously last night to pass the request onto the province to find out why Timmins is paying 10 to 20 per cent more than the rest of Ontario.