(Ottawa) MPs return to the House of Commons this Monday, determined to relieve Canadians who are suffering from inflation.
While some of the most heated debates this fall will focus on bail reform, gun restrictions and climate change, it’s housing costs and grocery bills that will likely dominate the agenda.
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne will shake things up on Monday morning when he meets with the leaders of Canada’s largest supermarket chains, seeking a plan to curb the increase in food costs food.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said executives at Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro, Costco and Walmart Canada have until Thanksgiving to present a plan to cut prices or the government could step in and force things .
Recent reports from Dalhousie University on food prices in Canada show that the average family is expected to pay $1,065 more for food this year.
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says the meeting is nothing more than a photo op that will do nothing to lower food prices.