Mr. Speaker, working families are facing rising gas prices at the pump. At the same time, oil companies are raking in record profits at the expense of consumers.
The Competition Bureau is totally ineffective in this measure. It does not have the power to stop gas prices from rising and it does not have the backbone to tell the big oil industry that Canadians are sick and tired of being hosed at the pumps.
There have been six investigations and zero results. After six failures, it is time to get serious about this and have a full-blown public inquiry.
Why would the government not move on a public inquiry? It is what is needed right now for consumers in our country.