$420 more for food in 2017 says study

Food inflation will add $420 to the annual expenses of typical Canadian households, researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax estimate.

The study suggests that the Trump-effect together with the lower value of the loonie will increase costs for families with food potentially rising more than 4 per cent.

Those in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta may escape the increases though and could see lower food prices, the report says.

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