By The Canadian Press
The de-regulation of gas prices in Nova Scotia will take a back seat while the Liberals transition into government.
Party spokesman Ryan Grant says the Liberals have more immediate priorities.
However, Grant says premier-designate Stephen McNeil and his government will work with stakeholders to determine how best to transition back to a pre-regulation market structure.
McNeil has been a frequent critic of regulation in the past, and has said it artificially increases the price of gas by a cent a litre.
Graham Conrad, executive director of the Retail Gasoline Dealers Association of Nova Scotia, says he'd like to see de-regulation taken off the Grit agenda altogether.
Conrad says the policy has helped rural dealers survive, and stopped the unpredictable fluctuations in prices seen by consumers.