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Gas Price Gouging in BC!!!!

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31 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Our housing market being so strong is what drives our economy.  Horgan took tolls off bridges, even though he’s supposed to be an environmentalist.  That’s a super duper hypocrite.  Socialism doesn’t work.  

I don't know what you say more these days... 'Socialism' or 'fire Green'

Any chance you discovered Twitter in this last year Alf?

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1 minute ago, bishopshodan said:

I don't know what you say more these days... 'Socialism' or 'fire Green'

Any chance you discovered Twitter in this last year Alf?

No, haven’t discovered Twitter.  I have confirmed I’m a moron though. Think I might actually be an American!  Been having these urges to buy toilet paper. :lol:

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2 hours ago, Lazurus said:

Comparison's to Europe? How about other countries that export oil? Saudi's, Columbia, others is like 8 cents a gallon.

BC is almost the size of Europe or a good chunk of it anyway.

High gas prices strangle rural communities, having a car, driver's license or farm equipment is not a luxury or a privilege, they are necessities. We don't even get the tax relief we are supposed to when buying fuel for marine, (no road taxes) or farms here. Only a few gas stations have farm gas.

Another big distinction from Europe is the mountainous terrain, sure they have bumps, (England) but not like BC, BC is fairly unique for it mountains and lousy highways system, even our freeways look like a kid with a crayon just scribbled on a piece of a paper but that is a different post.

 

There is no way prices should be this high, there is not justification. And I am pretty sure Vancouver has more electric vehciles than any city in the world. But they can't go to Edmonton, Calgary Kamloops and back

given the size of bc.. and canada for that matter

think of all the infrastructure required to build and maintain roads and other related expenses

among the goals of gas taxation is to have drivers cover all the costs associated with driving

one additional tax that alberta does not add in is the carbon tax

gas consumption produces carbon which has environmental costs that need to be dealt with

sounds to me you prefer to have tax payers subsidize the cost of your driving

the globe cannot sustain this 50s to 90s notion that everyone should be able to own a car

and be facilitated to drive where ever they wish at their own pleasure

you still do that, but expect to pay closer to the real cost for that luxury

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2 hours ago, Warhippy said:

What's he got to do with anything?

 

He's not raised any municipal or provincial taxes on fuel at all.

 

When people whine just to whine I am amused

what about the transit tax in vancouver

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2 hours ago, Lazurus said:

Comparison's to Europe? How about other countries that export oil? Saudi's, Columbia, others is like 8 cents a gallon.

BC is almost the size of Europe or a good chunk of it anyway.

High gas prices strangle rural communities, having a car, driver's license or farm equipment is not a luxury or a privilege, they are necessities. We don't even get the tax relief we are supposed to when buying fuel for marine, (no road taxes) or farms here. Only a few gas stations have farm gas.

Another big distinction from Europe is the mountainous terrain, sure they have bumps, (England) but not like BC, BC is fairly unique for it mountains and lousy highways system, even our freeways look like a kid with a crayon just scribbled on a piece of a paper but that is a different post.

 

There is no way prices should be this high, there is not justification. And I am pretty sure Vancouver has more electric vehciles than any city in the world. But they can't go to Edmonton, Calgary Kamloops and back

I could have sworn that during my childhood in Europe I saw mountains.

Come to think of it, looking out my window I saw several mountains in 5-7k range.

Strange....

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17 minutes ago, Alflives said:

No, haven’t discovered Twitter.  I have confirmed I’m a moron though. Think I might actually be an American!  Been having these urges to buy toilet paper. :lol:

I'll give you this...you're durable...like a good two ply roll.

 

10 minutes ago, Squamfan said:

what about the transit tax in vancouver

I'll give you one. Did he reduce the rebates awarded for purchasing an electric vehicle? Wasn't that on his watch?

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57 minutes ago, Alflives said:

Our housing market being so strong is what drives our economy.  Horgan took tolls off bridges, even though he’s supposed to be an environmentalist.  That’s a super duper hypocrite.  Socialism doesn’t work.  

An economy that relies on an extremely inflated housing market is dangerous game. But what do I know. 

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6 minutes ago, Shift-4 said:

lol

BC likes high prices

BC = BRING CASH

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1 hour ago, sonoman said:

 

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Doesn't BCs lower mainland have additional fuel taxes the rest of BC doesn't have?

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3 hours ago, Warhippy said:

What's he got to do with anything?

 

He's not raised any municipal or provincial taxes on fuel at all.

 

When people whine just to whine I am amused

You sure? Pretty sure he has added 2.5 cents a litre in taxes. He also changed the carbon tax from being revenue neutral. 

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40 minutes outside of Winnipeg, gas is at $0.96 per litre, average home is $285k (bought mine brand new 15 years ago for $169k, now worth $350k). Never worry or stressed about money. 
 

Traveling to Vancouver in April and July for vacation. Get the best of Vancouver. All the delights when it’s vacation time, none of the bills for the rest of the year.

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2 hours ago, Pickly said:

Horgan is doing a far better job then that scumbag sellout Christy Clark ever did. And I don’t even vote NDP.

Clark was a loser but Horgan ain't much better. Piling up debt, wasting tax payer money to fight useless court battles and changing the BC carbon tax to not be revenue neutral. 

Far from a decent job.

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4 minutes ago, Ryan Strome said:

Clark was a loser but Horgan ain't much better. Piling up debt, wasting tax payer money to fight useless court battles and changing the BC carbon tax to not be revenue neutral. 

Far from a decent job.

At least he isn’t lining his pockets with foreign cash and putting housing out of reach for an entire generation. 

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1 hour ago, Squamfan said:

what about the transit tax in vancouver

You speaking about trans link or his promise to increase transportation spending by increasing the tax a few cents.

 

Translink was not him.  The increase was a promise and he kept it.

 

Pretending he's the reason for high gas prices in BC is not only laughable but immature.  In fact his government is the only government in BC over the last 18 years with the balls to challenge or change ICBC, look in to foreign money laundering and to look in to fuel pricing in BC being so much higher than anywhere else.

 

The guys a clown and has turned his back on a few things but you can't pin gas prices on him at all

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1 hour ago, Alflives said:

People come here because it’s the best. It’s s capitalist system.  Prices will reflect the demand.  There are lotto fans other places in Canada with very affordable housing.  Maybe people who can’t afford to live here should consider moving to those areas?  

I think 90% of Canadians live 100 miles from the U.S border.

I think you will have hard time convincing people to move to interior of Canada.

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3 hours ago, Warhippy said:

What's he got to do with anything?

 

He's not raised any municipal or provincial taxes on fuel at all.

 

When people whine just to whine I am amused

 

9 minutes ago, Warhippy said:

You speaking about trans link or his promise to increase transportation spending by increasing the tax a few cents.

 

Translink was not him.  The increase was a promise and he kept it.

 

Pretending he's the reason for high gas prices in BC is not only laughable but immature.  In fact his government is the only government in BC over the last 18 years with the balls to challenge or change ICBC, look in to foreign money laundering and to look in to fuel pricing in BC being so much higher than anywhere else.

 

The guys a clown and has turned his back on a few things but you can't pin gas prices on him at all

So again you spoke in absolutes about something you didn't know. 

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3 hours ago, Canuckster86 said:

Close all gas station "CONvenience" stores down. Have it be a gas station with pay at the pump only, save on employee wages? If you can't buy your rolling papers, cigarettes, chips, pop, gum etc at a grocery store, not my problem.

 

My issue is simple...to this Dumbass anyway!

 

When a gas station has a tanker truck fill up their tanks, the station should not be allowed to change to price on fuel (usually increase) until then next tanker truck comes. Do stations not pay a fixed price per tanker!?

 

I just find it crazy how they can jump the prices all over the place from the same tanker of fuel. Imagine if grocery stores could make changes to all their products on a daily or hourly rate...

 

Also, the whole go electric or hybrid...If that catches on don't think for a second that Electric companies won't catch on and start jacking up our Electric bills. No way they will keep the same rates if people are charging their vehicles at home on the regular. They will just want their piece of the pie like the gas companies!

Electric companies are already getting their extra revenue via increased power. And honestly its not much lol, almost like running a dryer two extra times a week equivalent.  Theres really no way for electric companies to know if you got an electric car vs just running an electric heater winter or ac unit all summer so impossible for them to go after just EV owners, they would have to jack up everyones in the province even if you didnt use one.

 

But for gas stations, theres a corporate guy who calls stores and has them change them hourly if needed, its weird.  Had a co-op manager tell the teller to change gas prices right at 7am one day and i just happened to be in there 5 minutes before so i got lucky before they jacked prices.

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49 minutes ago, Monty said:

40 minutes outside of Winnipeg, gas is at $0.96 per litre, average home is $285k (bought mine brand new 15 years ago for $169k, now worth $350k). Never worry or stressed about money. 
 

Traveling to Vancouver in April and July for vacation. Get the best of Vancouver. All the delights when it’s vacation time, none of the bills for the rest of the year.

Cheaper to live no doubt, but its Winter in the Peg like 8 months a year and mosquitos the other 4 no!? Joking aside, if you can find a decent job in another cheaper province, it is definitely the way to go. But you sacrifice where your living, what there is to do and your friends/family that your leaving behind.

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1 minute ago, Russ said:

Electric companies are already getting their extra revenue via increased power. And honestly its not much lol, almost like running a dryer two extra times a week equivalent.  Theres really no way for electric companies to know if you got an electric car vs just running an electric heater winter or ac unit all summer so impossible for them to go after just EV owners, they would have to jack up everyones in the province even if you didnt use one.

 

But for gas stations, theres a corporate guy who calls stores and has them change them hourly if needed, its weird.  Had a co-op manager tell the teller to change gas prices right at 7am one day and i just happened to be in there 5 minutes before so i got lucky before they jacked prices.

True, but they would figure out a way somehow...they want there revenue too. I am interested to see when electric trucks come out and the km they can travel in between charges

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