As a way to keep gas station workers safe, Albertans will be going to pay-at-the-pump or pre-pay only for gasoline starting Friday, June 1.

Calgary area NDP MLA, Craig Coolahan says the reason for the change was simply for safety.

"There were a couple of tragedies. We had Miss (Maryam) Rashidi in Calgary and Mr. (Ki Yun) Jo in Thorsby. It was long overdue legislation. It's something that's going to protect gas station and convenience store workers. And it was just time to say, enough's enough."

Coolahan says he hasn't seen any significant pushback from either industry or consumers over the changes, which he says most people are already doing anyway.


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