From the Star Phoenix:
REGINA -- The federal government should be thinking hard about regulating gasoline prices, which have reached record levels in recent months, says the provincial government.
But pressing for such a policy would require a consensus among the provinces, and that has been elusive, said Frank Quennell, who as the NDP's justice minister is responsible for consumer affairs.
This is the most absurd notion I have ever heard. Cap gas prices and suppliers will export gasoline to higher priced markets to the south, creating shortage. If you want to bring prices down, you have to encourage supply, cut taxes and reduce consumption. Simple economics, but this government has never been strong in that area.
Sure, cap gas prices, but don't say you weren't warned. Regardless, this is likely a diversion tactic. The government must appear to be doing something, rather than addressing their own tax grab.