food security

Grocery code of conduct won’t drive prices higher: Empire chief executive

Grocery code of conduct won’t drive prices higher: Empire chief executive

Apr 2, 2024 | 7:53am
Empire Co. Ltd. chief executive Michael Medline said there’s no evidence that a grocery code of conduct would raise food prices for Canadians. The president and CEO of Sobeys’ parent company made the comment at a Retail Council of Canada event in Toronto on Tuesday. Medline said he wouldn’t support a grocery code of conduct […]
Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Feb 29, 2024 | 5:05pm
Canada’s industry minister was defending the government’s actions on trying to force the country’s big grocers to help stabilize food prices.   The Commons Ag Committee is almost done studying the issue for a second time, and on Tuesday Francois Philip Champagne spent an hour trying to convince the committee, progress is being made. “This is […]
Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

Feb 25, 2024 | 7:16pm
Ask John Wildenborg if he thinks Canadians will be paying more for steak during future barbecue seasons, and the owner of Calgary specialty butcher shop Master Meats doesn’t hesitate. “Prices are definitely going to go higher, no ifs, ands or buts about it,” he said. “It keeps me up at night, actually, thinking about coming […]
France’s protesting farmers encircle Paris with tractor barricades, vowing a ‘siege’ over grievances

France’s protesting farmers encircle Paris with tractor barricades, vowing a ‘siege’ over grievances

Jan 29, 2024 | 9:32am
JOSSIGNY, France (AP) — Protesting farmers were encircling Paris with tractor barricades and drive-slows on Monday, using their lumbering vehicles to block highways leading to France’s capital to pressure the government over the future of their industry, which has been shaken by repercussions of the Ukraine war. The targeting of Paris — host of the Summer Olympics in six […]
Canada’s annual inflation rate climbs to 3.4% in Dec

Canada’s annual inflation rate climbs to 3.4% in Dec

Jan 16, 2024 | 8:29am
Canada’s annual inflation rate rose 3.4 per cent in December, largely reflecting a sharper decline in gasoline prices a year ago compared to last month. The federal agency released its consumer price index report Tuesday, showing inflation ticked up from 3.1 per cent in November. Economists were widely expecting this rise due to a base year effect, which refers […]
Inflation holds at 3.1% in November as progress in tamping down price growth stalls. Inflation up slightly in Saskatchewan

Inflation holds at 3.1% in November as progress in tamping down price growth stalls. Inflation up slightly in Saskatchewan

Dec 19, 2023 | 10:14am
Canada’s annual inflation rate was unchanged last month, holding steady at 3.1 per cent as progress on tamping down price growth stalled. The November consumer price index report released Tuesday from Statistics Canada shows higher prices for recreation and clothing put upward pressure on inflation. Provincially, the rate of inflation in Saskatchewan climbed to 2.3 per cent from […]
2024 to bring slower food inflation as prices continue to moderate: report

2024 to bring slower food inflation as prices continue to moderate: report

Dec 7, 2023 | 9:07am
Food prices will keep rising in 2024, though at a slower pace, according to the latest Food Price Report. The 14th annual report by Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Guelph and the University of Saskatchewan predicted that food prices will rise between 2.5 per cent and 4.5 per cent next year as […]
Local business owner closely monitoring strained relationship between Canada and India

Local business owner closely monitoring strained relationship between Canada and India

Sep 27, 2023 | 4:25pm
Ongoing tensions between Canada and India is being watched closely by the President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there was credible intelligence that India had a role in the killing of a prominent Sikh leader in B.C. who was also a Canadian citizen. India replied […]

Global food prices rise after Russia ends grain deal and India restricts rice exports

Aug 4, 2023 | 3:06pm

Global prices for food commodities like rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia pulled out of a wartime agreement allowing Ukraine to ship grain to the world, and India restricted some of its rice exports, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday. The FAO Food Price Index, […]

Union says B.C. port employers want government to do ‘dirty work’ to end strike

Jul 6, 2023 | 5:37pm

The president of the union representing striking British Columbia port workers said employers are waiting for the federal government to do their “dirty work” instead of negotiating an end to the workers’ six-day strike. Officials with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada also said the association representing port employers is more interested in a […]