B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson sticks it to NDP as Metro Vancouver gasoline prices surpass $1.60 per litre

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      The leader of the Official Opposition hasn't exactly blamed Premier John Horgan for sky-high gasoline prices.

      But Andrew Wilkinson has used his Twitter account to highlight the discrepancy between the price at the pump and the NDP's oft-stated claim that it's making life more affordable for British Columbians.

      Today, gasoline costs more than $1.60 per litre in Metro Vancouver.

      "BC is breaking records for all the wrong reasons," Wilkinson declared, "these are the highest gas prices Canada has ever seen."

      TransLink collects a 17 cent per litre fuel tax in Metro Vancouver to help pay for regional roads and transit.

      There's also a 7.78 cent per litre provincial carbon tax and a 33.28 cent per litre provincial fuel tax on gasoline in Metro Vancouver.

      When the B.C. Liberals were in power and Horgan was the NDP energy critic, he also took the government to task for higher gas prices.

      In 2007, Horgan even introduced a private member's bill calling on retail gasoline prices to be regulated by the B.C. Utilities Commission.

      He hasn't talked about regulating retail gasoline since becoming premier last year.

      However last month, he said that if prices remain high in the coming weeks, he would look at a "range of options" to address the issue.