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Justin Trudeau puts anti-oil agenda ahead of affordable food

National Post: 'Trudeau has made a career out of claiming to be fighting for the middle class, but as inflation reaches levels not seen in 30 years, his government has steadfastly refused to do away with government policies that are directly contributing to the affordability crisis in this country. Rather than sticking up for the little guy, the Liberals increasingly look like elitists who place a higher value on their ideological agenda than Canadians’ ability to put affordable food on the table.

'In April, the inflation rate hit 6.8 per cent, which is well above the Bank of Canada’s target of two per cent. That same month, Statistics Canada reported that the cost of groceries had risen 9.7 per cent compared to a year earlier, the largest increase since 1981. Meanwhile, the average price of a litre of gasoline across the country was over $2.08 on Tuesday, up from $1.30 a year ago.

'Behind the numbers are Canadians facing very real hardships. A recent Mainstreet Research poll found that 23 per cent of respondents said they had been eating less than they believe they should because they couldn’t afford enough food. Food Banks Canada said Canadians visiting a food bank for the first time has increased by 25 per cent in some areas, while Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank said visits in March increased 30 per cent year over year...'

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