Gas (Petrol) seems considerably cheaper in Canada when you simply compare price per litre and convert using the exchange rate. (Actually living and earning in UK and visiting Canada everything seems cheaper.) However when you live and earn here its a bit more expensive as a % of earnings. It is proportionally cheaper than the UK. Hence the prevalence of monster petrol engined 4x4's. Its $1.04ish in Newfoundland today.
Paul G, Sounds like an interesting project & a good way to get a good rib for a reasonable price. It'll be a world of difference from your Bombard for sure. If you head over to Newfoundland and you are coming to the Avalon then let me know if I can do anything for you. I live in Conception Bay South.
Out of the fog......