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Gas Prices: 47% of Canadians Rethinking Summer Vacation Plans

With the price of gas on the serious rise across the country, it’s not surprising that many Canadian are rethinking their plans for the upcoming summer holidays.

Toyota commissioned the Ipsos firm to survey Canadian motorists to see what higher gas prices are doing to their summer road trips plans. Some 2,000 people were surveyed in all.

Predictably, the majority of respondents are concerned by the ratcheting up of gas-pump pain.

To begin with, 78% of those who took part in the survey said that they take gas prices into account when planning a road trip in their car. This year, 47% of Canadians report that those gas prices reduce the chances they and their families will take to the road this summer. Just over a quarter, or 27%, say they’re seriously considering scrapping their planned trip due to the higher cost of gas.

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