Mr. Speaker, the refineries contribute to the rising price of gasoline by decreasing their production, creating an artificial shortage. One trucking association, l'Association du camionnage du Québec, had this to say:
that someone will have to absorb these additional costs, and it may well be our customers, while the oil industry gets off lightly.
Truck drivers are carrying the whole load and the consumer may once again be held hostage by the oil industry.
What will it take for the Minister of Industry to create a petroleum monitoring agency, as recommended in the report of the Standing Committee on Industry? That is the watchdog we need.