Friday is Food Freedom Day, according to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
CFA Vice President, Norm Hall said today marks the day when the average Canadian has worked enough to pay for groceries for the entire year.
He added it shows food in Canada is a bargain.
“Well it’s saying that food is very inexpensive in North America,” Hall said.
“You go across to many European countries and that number starts creeping up between 25 and 50 per-cent, and you get into some other world countries and they’re up in that 60 to 70-per-cent range, so we’ve got it pretty good in Canada,” he said.
Hall said the average Canadian pays 11 per-cent of their disposable income for food.