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Canadian families to pay hundreds more a year for groceries in 2021

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  • Dec 9th, 2020 6:16 pm
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Jan 19, 2005
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Waste less food, or eat less (most ppl in the country over-eat). If that doesn't work, buy shares in companies that benefit from the price increase.
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Article from September 2020?
But yeah things are more expensive.
Excuse: “covid19”
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Rich get richer, poor ones get covid and pay more for everything after/if they recover.
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Apr 5, 2017
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I always watch what I buy. The price of some things can stand the test of time and not increase so much with inflation. I can piece together a super cheap (considering inflation) string of groceries for meal prep from Dollarama, Walmart, and Costco.

People are also hoarding and consuming more - likely out of boredom, and for the dopamine.

Another aspect they don't look at - is maybe, the smart ones at least, are cutting down their spending on the trillion dollar fast food industry. And by eating at home and learning useful life skills such as cooking or even catching/growing their own food, they learn to be more self sufficient and save even more money than they would otherwise have spent on dine-in and take-out, which the quality of is likely going down among all of this, and we are really just being guilted at this point to spend more on such extravagances.

Also - delivery/convenience fees and grocery services.

And people working these essential services obviously deserve to make more. I don't mind that cost somewhat covered by consumers but a lot of the big companies really need to step up.

100's more isn't anything crazy though, however due to the debt ratios in this country this could break some people if they don't start taking more control of their finances and cutting some unnecessary purchases out.
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Apr 10, 2017
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For next summer Ill finally get my backyard garden going

Im by no means panicking but ill do my part here in decreasing my grocery bill.
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Dont worry.. the wonderful Trudeau will keep hiking up the carbon taxes.. cost of groceries will increase every year $1k.. what did people think would happen?
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tehwegz wrote: I always watch what I buy. The price of some things can stand the test of time and not increase so much with inflation. I can piece together a super cheap (considering inflation) string of groceries for meal prep from Dollarama, Walmart, and Costco.

People are also hoarding and consuming more - likely out of boredom, and for the dopamine.

Another aspect they don't look at - is maybe, the smart ones at least, are cutting down their spending on the trillion dollar fast food industry. And by eating at home and learning useful life skills such as cooking or even catching/growing their own food, they learn to be more self sufficient and save even more money than they would otherwise have spent on dine-in and take-out, which the quality of is likely going down among all of this, and we are really just being guilted at this point to spend more on such extravagances.

Also - delivery/convenience fees and grocery services.

And people working these essential services obviously deserve to make more. I don't mind that cost somewhat covered by consumers but a lot of the big companies really need to step up.

100's more isn't anything crazy though, however due to the debt ratios in this country this could break some people if they don't start taking more control of their finances and cutting some unnecessary purchases out.
You lost me at Dollarama groceries point.
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Oct 15, 2018
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Dont know why the big drama. Grocery has been going up every single year for the past 34 years. And Im pretty sure that it has always been creeping higher every year for much longer than that.

This is not news except that the media like to come up with stuff like this just to get some clicks.
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Feb 19, 2017
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Property tax went up by the same percentage in Vancouver so this isn’t exactly shocking. Cost of living will go up even more when the government needs to balance all the covid spending this year (or that will be the excuse).
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Dec 5, 2006
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Paigne wrote: Property tax went up by the same percentage in Vancouver so this isn’t exactly shocking. Cost of living will go up even more when the government needs to balance all the covid spending this year (or that will be the excuse).
Wait for Toronto's first and creative move to get more money

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