Friday, May 02, 2008

One litre of gasoline in Toronto costs $1.18, making gas in Toronto cheaper than in any other Canadian city. A litre of gasoline in Canada averages $1.26, an increase of roughly 50% since the fall of 2006. If you're reading this and you're an American, you have absolutely nothing to complain about. I was watching CNN in the US with one Matt Boles last week when a very grave report intoned that the price of gas nationally was about $3.50 per gallon. "How much is that per litre?" he asked me. "It's about 95 cents per litre, I think," I told him. "Seriously? What a joke."

At any rate, there are lots of uneducated buffoons who will cry foul at the fact that the price of a product in extremely high demand keeps increasing in response to that demand. What I find mind-boggling is that the price of water, that stuff that comes out of your tap for about 0.1 cents per litre, is higher than the price of gas at a gas station. A one-litre bottle of water will probably cost around $2 in the snack bar. Since gas stations are owned by evil companies who should not be allowed any profits so that we can have whatever we want for next to nothing, it seems there ought to be a National Boycott Bottled Water Day to show Dasani and Evian that we need those prices to come down.

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