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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Now that the election is out of the way...

Hi to all...

First off, thanks for getting out and voting at this weeks federal election. The New Democrats now have official opposition status now, which entitles them to lead the tone of questions and debate in the House of Commons. It also means that our issue of the tax on heat will be just one matter on the front burner of the party's agenda to Canadians, so hopefully, we'll see some action on this one soon as the New Democrats hold the Conservatives feet to the fire on the issue.

Short, sweet and simple again this week.

Next week should see a full edition of my synopsis for the week leading up to any price changes as we're all getting back to normal here after the federal election.
Interesting note from the election, however...

The promise of economic troubles from an NDP government as related to us by the Harper crowd, really didn't transform itself into a dramatic change in the money markets. In fact, the Canadian dollar actually gained strength against its US counterpart during this time. If an NDP government and their economic policies were such a threat to Canada's economy, you'd figure that the uncertainty would have made the dollar drop against the US greenback, wouldn't you?

It didn't happen...

Here's what I have for this weeks price changes:
  • Stove and heating oils show an added 86/100ths of a cent upwards.
  • Diesel numbers show an added 4/10ths of a cent upwards, but based on four days of data.
  • Gasoline shows an added 1.1 cents a litre upwards.
That's it for this week!
George Murphy
Group researcher/Member
Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices

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