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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta juiy 1874 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Gasoline price war breaks out X TORONTO A gas- oline price war has broken out in areas of Metropolitan Toronto and angry retail dealers say it is spreading. Dealers who Jesse their sta- tions from and are supplied by major oil companies say dis- count and self-service centres have been taking away busi- ness. They say they must have 68.9 to 69.9 cents a gallon for regular but it sells for 59 cents in some parts of the city. A cross-Canada survey by The Canadian Press shows wide variations in price within major but few appear to be experiencing price wars. Here are the price ranges for a gallon of regular gas- oline in major Monc- about 61.2 cents to 66 Montreal and Quehec 61 to 69.9 63.9 to 69.9 59 to 69.9 50.9 to 59.9 54.9 to 60.9 and 53.9 to 65 cents. In most retailers charge 61.9 cents and dis- counters four to eight cents less. Prices for regular gas- _ f oline in the three Maritime It S Oeeil long UCiy provinces are around 66 cents Chairman Peter listens to the debate on the impeachment question as the House Judiciary Committee nears conclusion of general debate in Bob vice- during an evening session in Washington. president of the Ontario _____________________ Retail Gasoline and The Citizenship Court from CALGARY will be at the LETHBRIDGE COURT HOUSE Monday Afternoon July from to p.m. Persons having business with the Citizenship Dept. may attend at that time. Presentation of Certificates takes place July at a.m. Court of Canadian Citizenship 335 8 Avenue S.W. Alberta T2P 1C9 Telephone 262-7737 Dept. of the Secretary of State Drinking and driving problem causes concern OTTAWA The transport department said Friday a cross-country survey taken this spring showed a large number of persons drinking and driving. In releasing the preliminary results of the roadside traffic Transport Minister Jean Marchand expressed concern about the drinking- driving problem in Canada. The survey taken in eight provinces showed that about one-quarter of the drivers interviewed had been drinking. one-third of these drivers had blood alcohol concentrations at or above the legal limit of .08 per the statement said. means in this night-time about one in 12 drivers were legally im- The interviews were con- JOIN THE NEW BREED OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS. The time-honored CGA designation can help you to the top in financial management The Certified General Accountant designation after your name denotes professional stature. The 5-year training course behind it prepares you for such positions as vice-president or treasurer. This course is for candidates with high school matriculation or equivalent training or experience. Under certain conditions you may qualify for a shorter course. Discuss It now with a CGA Career Counsellor. With the time-honored CGA your career goals need have no limit. Enrolment for tall i i September or phone for detailed information it or use thii information form. ducted between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday in nine weeks between April 17 and June 15. Sixteen interviewers visited 500 urban and rural sites across the country to make the survey. Ninety-three per cent of drivers interviewed agreed to answer a questionnaire and provide a breath sample. All information was collected anonymously. Road open FORT B.C. The Alaska Highway was re-opened to two-way traffic Friday but motorists were warned to drive with extreme caution in sections where earlier flooding caused closure of the highway on July 16. Opening of the temporarily repaired road followed the moving of the last northbound traffic and tourists stranded since the closure. Automotive Service says the price war is getting worse. Dealers say the oil com- panies help drive dealer profits down by supplying competing discounters and self-serve bars. Lease-dealer Peter not scared of com- petition but I'll be damned if I'll compete with my own oil company who is undercutting me by nine Several dealers say they think the major.oil companies want to ease out lease operators in favor of company-owned gas bars. got the price of gas up so they want it says Mr. Story. now enough profit for them to pump it themselves. They don't need repair garages Some dealers say a surplus is to blame for dropping prices. One Toronto dealer says common sense that there would not be a price war if there were a shortage of In New Frank managing director of the Maritime Retail Gasoline says there never was a shortage of fuel during the so-called energy crisis. Mr. Landry says that while there appears to be only scat- tered price battles in the Atlantic Halifax and Sydney had them recently and Moncton has had a price war for three years. The price battles in Moncton were started by gas bars and self-serve some operated by major oil companies and some by independent he says. Don secretary- manager of the Nova Scotia Gasoline Dealers says there are only a few cases of price cutting in Nova Scotia and his association has been fighting to ward off any full-scale war. In there is evidence of price reductions of one to two cents a gallon in recent months but oil companies deny there is a gas war in the province. The Alberta Automobile Retailers Association says there is no known war and the situation is much the same in Saskatchewan. A price range of about six cents in Winnipeg has existed for some years. Prices jumped about 10 cents a gallon six weeks ago but dropped two cents in early July when the provincial government cut the tax by that amount. In prices have remained fairly stable since the last increase after the federal government removed voluntary guidelines on pricing. 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