John Horgan urges people to ‘think before you get in the car’ amid record petrol prices

Premier John Horgan is encouraging BC drivers to carpool, use other modes of public transit and “think before” driving amid record high gas prices.

Analysts predict fuel could cost $2.339 a liter at gas stations in Greater Vancouver by Sunday.

Horgan says he’s more concerned about inflationary impacts on things like food prices than the cost of gas at the pump.

“We will have measures to help people reduce costs, Horgan said.

“But right now I’m encouraging people to think before they get in the car. Do you need to take that trip? Can you do it with a neighbor or someone passing by?

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BC Liberals have called on the provincial government to temporarily suspend provincial gasoline taxes and import taxes on Alberta gasoline while creating a one-time fuel tax credit increase. climate action.

Horgan says he has no plans to freeze the gas tax to support drivers.


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The province was able to convince ICBC to offer a $110 discount to all drivers arriving soon.

“You can’t solve it with a penny or two here, you can solve it by finding different ways to get around, which they do,” Horgan said.

An analysis of gas pump failures in Alberta found that 96% of the savings were passed on to drivers, meaning drivers saved about 12 or 13 cents per litre.

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Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon spent part of Friday talking to drivers at a Surrey gas station.

In an interview, he told Global News that the province could require gas companies to pass on any tax savings to the driver.

“The province can tell businesses that we expect you to do this and not make it a drain on revenue,” Falcon said.

“There is plenty of room for the government to provide assistance to drivers.”

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