Miss Aideen Nicholson (Trinity):
Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that the anticipated increase in the price of gasoline will cause budget-conscious consumers to use self-serves instead of full service stations, and that in such cases the oil companies use the excuse of lower sales to refuse to supply service stations, so the effect is that the oil companies will be able to increase their direct control over prices, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Ottawa Centre (Mr. Evans):
That this House instruct the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs to institute immediate inquiries into the effects of this concentration, and report to the House within two weeks.
Subtopic: CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: OIL PRICES-ADVERSE EFFECT ON CONSUMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43