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Posted: May 16, 2022

MLA Shypitka calls for relief at the pumps

Today in the Legislature, Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka, Official Opposition Critic for Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, called on the NDP government to accept the BC Liberals’ three suggestions that will lower gas prices for British Columbians.

They include: Temporarily suspend provincial gas taxes; Provide a one-time rebate through the Climate Action Tax Credit; and suspend hidden ‘import’ taxes on gas brought into B.C. from Alberta.

Shypitka highlighted that as prices continue to skyrocket and many people in this province continue to experience a deepening affordability crisis, British Columbians need relief now.

“We have outlined three straightforward steps that can immediately bring prices under control and provide help to make ends meet during this troubling time,” he stated.

“Our suggestions are a sensible course of action that will provide British Columbians the relief they deserve.”

Watch MLA Shypitka’s full address to the Legislature May 16.


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