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Competition Bureau finds no collusion in gas pricing in NW Ontario –

Thunder Bay prices remain among the highest.

OTTAWA — As gasoline prices hover near record levels in Thunder Bay, the federal Competition Bureau announced that its investigation into gas prices in northwestern Ontario has turned up no evidence of collusion in the fuel industry.

The agency launched a probe into regional gas pricing in December 2018 at the instigation of Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford.

At the time, Rickford said motorists all across the region wanted to know why prices in the northwest are frequently out of line with other parts of the province and country.

The Competition Bureau says its officers travelled to the region and conducted field interviews at 50 gas stations in Thunder Bay, Dryden, Fort Frances and Kenora.

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