I'ld like to think that the average Canadian has a reasonable understanding of economics. Perhaps that has always been wishful thinking but today's poll at The Globe And Mail proves me wrong.
According to the poll, over 60% of respondents thought that the government should regulate the price of gas.
So if the government regulates the price of gas below market cost who exactly do these people think is going to sell them the gas they need?
Or put another way, would you continue to run a business where you were forced to charge consumers less for your product than the price you paid for it? If you answered yes to this question I'd suggest you submit your name to all the banks so that you can be placed on the "don't ever give this idiot a business loan" list.