02 September 2005

Fire the petroleum farce staff

Some consumers in the province awoke this morning to the shock of an increase in gas prices of around 20 cents per litre.

Those of us paying attention got our gas early and saved a bundle.

Search in vain on the government website prior to the increase to see a news release indicating that the hike in gas prices was coming.

The petroleum products office has long passed the point of being a tolerable charade.

It is beyond a mere fraud.

It is now an intolerable farce.

Close the office.

Lay off the staff or reassign them to more productive work.

The people of the province should not be forced to endure another day of its existence.