The Mayor of Kenora wants people to express their feelings about gas prices.
David Canfield is encouraging residents to contact politicians and oil companies and ask them to do something about high prices.
Canfield said, based on the price of oil, drivers in the northwest are paying much more at the pump than they should be.
"If I have to pick up the chore I'm willing to do that," he said.
"I've got a lot of people that talk to me every day [who] are just extremely unhappy with it and rightfully so. I mean it's literally highway robbery."
Canfield said the federal and provincial governments should pressure oil companies to lower prices.
"The price of oil has been hovering around $85 and we're still at $130.9 in Kenora," he said.
"Winnipeg is down to $1.08."
He said he’s calculated — "using the oil companies' own math from a few years back" — that if its $100 a barrel, it should be about a $1 per litre, depending on the jurisdiction and tax.
"Of course Ontario is very high in tax, about 11 cents higher than our neighbours in Winnipeg, but the numbers still don't equate," he said. "It's not the retailers … they are told when to put the prices up and down."
Canfield said high gas prices have a big impact on people, especially in the winter. People in the northwest have to drive long distances to go to work and don't have rapid transit to help them get around, he added. And he called it a stress on the pocketbook for people who already pay high prices for home heating oil.
"It's price-gouging. There's no other way around it. I'm sick and tired."