Doug Ford Calls Pusateri’s 'Disgusting' For Jacking Up Prices On Lysol Wipes
One Pusateri’s location in Toronto has been selling wipes for $30.
During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Doug Ford called out Pusateri's after the company was reportedly caught price gouging during The premier said it was "disgusting" that the high-end grocery store had priced Lysol wipes, an in-demand product, for $29.99. Now, is promising that he is working towards making price gouging illegal.
A photo of a sign at Pusateri’s was shared on Twitter earlier this morning claiming that Lysol Wipes were being sold for $29.99 at a Toronto location and that the product was limited to one purchase per family.
"I have zero tolerance for price gouging," the premier said earlier today in a press conference.
"I'm calling them out — Pusateri's. I hear that they're selling hand wipes for $30 a tin? That's disgusting! Absolutely disgusting that a company like that would be selling hand wipes for that cost."
The premier continued by saying that the Ontario Government will be working towards a new law that will make it illegal for companies to jack up their prices during the pandemic.
"We're bringing this to cabinet and we're gonna put in an order that it's gonna be illegal for price gouging."
"People have the nerve to actually jack up the prices for $30 for hand wipes? It’s beyond belief," the premier continued.