Inflation Canada

Inflation Takes A Vacation

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The weight of low energy prices slowed the country's annual inflation rate to just 0.8 per cent last month — its weakest reading since Octo...

Beef Prices Have Jumped 18%, And The Worst Is Yet To Come

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s core inflation rate jumped 2.4 per cent in March, according to Statistics Canada, but that number obscures an ugly reality for many shopper...

Rising Food Costs Outstrip Lower Gas Prices

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's inflation rate ticked higher in March despite lower gasoline prices, which partially offset a broad rise in other prices.Statistics ...

Relief At The Pumps, Pain At The Checkout Line

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Inflation increased at the same pace for the second month in a row as the consumer price index for February rose just 1.0 per cent compared w...

Interest Rate Cut Less Likely After Latest Inflation Report

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Rate cut? What rate cut?Thursday's sluggish January inflation reading from Statistics Canada is the latest signal to many economists that ano...

BoC Warns Canada Could See 'Negative Inflation'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The turbulence of the global oil slump could briefly nudge Canadian inflation into negative territory, but the Bank of Canada sees no reason ...

Thank Gas Prices For Fizzling Inflation

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The effects of the global oil slump weighed on Canadian inflation last month as falling pump prices helped slow the annual rate to 1.5 per ce...

Um, About Those Interest Rate Hikes..

CBC | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Business

Analysts have predicted this will be the year that the Bank of Canada raises its benchmark interest rate. And it could very well be the year it does. ...

LOOK: Food Prices Growing At Fastest Pace In Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Business

Want to save on your food bill? Switch to chicken. Inflation slowed down in November, thanks primarily to plummeting gas prices, but the rapid rise...

Canada Seeing Biggest Price Hikes In The Developed World: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Business

Outside of Japan, which has seen prices spike due to a tax hike, Canada has the highest inflation rate among major industrialized nations. That’s...

Those Soaring Meat Prices Aren't Just Your Imagination

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The country's annual inflation rate climbed higher than economists' expectations last month, accelerating to 2.4 per cent, Statistics Canada ...

Internet, Phone Costs Soaring: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Business

A little more than a year ago it looked like Verizon was coming to Canada, and the big Canadian telcos were busily slashing prices in preparation for ...

Look What's Driving Up Canada's Inflation Rate

CP/HuffPostCanada | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The rise in the cost of living held steady in August with the annual inflation rate coming in at 2.1 per cent, Statistics Canada said Frida...

‘A Little Bit Shocking': Canadians Are Bailing On Bacon

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Business

Sales of bacon, sausages and some other products at Maple Leaf Foods fell by double digits in the last quarter, as large price increases convinced man...

Bacopocalypse Now!

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Business

Bacon prices in Canada are nearly 27 per cent higher today than they were a year ago, as a crisis in the industry continues to push costs into the str...

Price Hikes Accelerate

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians continue to pay more for food, gasoline and most other consumer items, Statistics Canada said Friday as the annual rate in the coun...

The Scariest Part Of Today's Inflation Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada Business

Inflation has returned to Canada. The culprit appears to be energy (in case you haven’t noticed the price of gas soaring), and it sent Canada’s he...

We Don't Have To Worry About Having Too Little Inflation Anymore

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate unexpectedly jumped to 2.3 per cent last month, as the continuing gain in energy prices pushed the key economi...

Gas Prices Behind Dramatic Climb In Inflation

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate climbed to its highest level in two years, reaching 2.0 per cent in April, as an unusually big jump in energy ...

Why Those Reports About Canada's Healthy Economy Feel Like BS

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Business

There is a wide disconnect between the data about Canada’s economic strength and how Canadians actually feel about the economy, says a new consumer ...

These Foods' Prices Are Soaring

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada Business

If you’re feeling a bigger squeeze on your wallet at the grocery store these days, the soaring cost of everyday food items is likely to blame. A...

Energy Prices Are Taking A Bite

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada's inflation rate to 1.5 per cent last month, matching the highest level...

Caucks Seeing Higher Gas Prices

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate rose to 1.2 per cent last month, still below the Bank of Canada's ideal target but back within its desired ran...

Loonie Dives On Bank Of Canada Announcement

CP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The Canadian dollar pulled back nearly a full cent after the Bank of Canada's decision to keep its key interest rate steady while lowering its...

Get Ready For Rising Interest Rates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has cited "underperforming" inflation and a slow rebound in exports among his major concerns for the e...