J.I.A.H.N Posted May 13, 2022 Share Posted May 13, 2022 Well, I am sure no body is happy about the price of gas, these days, but it is totally 100% the fault of the Conservative's and the Liberals First off, it was the Conservative's who sold off our Gas and Oil reserves, back in the early 80's , and it is the Liberals that are not reacting to the prices today. Further more, in BC we have sold our electricity to California at a discount, that BC'ers do not enjoy. This with the pressure to reduce our carbon foot print just grinds at me. IMO, I would like to see a program that is both Federal and Provincial, that protects Canadian's, and by extension BC'ers . My suggestion is the following.............. #1. Gas and oil should be sold a cost of exploration + production costs + 20% profit nationally and cost should have to go through audit to establish this cost #2. All Electric and power alternatives, in Canada should be protected, where citizens are getting the best price..........no volume discounts abroad, where there cost is cheaper than ours. In addition, all electric costs should be 1 price, regardless if it is big business, small business, or citizen. Domestically, electricity should be priced along the same lines as my Oil and gas suggestion. My rationale for this is that, these products are ours (all citizens) . Citizens are the voters, and future voters of our lands. Corporations and business does not have a vote, and the Governments, do not or rather should not answer to them. It is a privilege to be allowed to do business in Canada and BC, and Governments should act accordingly. For those that think this will not work, refer to Norway's OIl and Gas policies for taking oil from their lands and shores. Profits are kept by the Norwegian Government and their national debt. See.........Norways Debt, which is all based on Oil and gas reserves/mining, and their national energy program. https://commodity.com/data/norway/debt-clock/ To quote the front page of the site: NOTE The Norwegian central government is in a net asset position, i.e. the governmentâ€™s total financial assets exceed the total debt. They borrow cheap to then re-invest.Read more at: https://commodity.com/data/norway/debt-clock/ Now, the discussion is not about the Norwegian National Energy Program, or what ever it is called, but about, how our National Energy Program is/has been mishandle by our politicians, and how we should demand a quick and thorough policy, one which benefits Canadian voters (the owners of our resources!) Note: a barrel of oil today is trading at approx. $109 US = $137 Canadian or approx. or 160 liters per barrel = 68 cents a liter (Canadian) 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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