View Full Version : Families could pay up to $420 more for food in 2017, report finds

12-08-2016, 02:30 AM
Canadian News Network CBC "Liberal loving" Blames Trump for rising Canadian Food/groceries which have nothing to do with Trump at all.

Families could pay up to $420 more for food in 2017, report finds (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/food-prices-to-jump-in-2017-1.3882538)

Your grocery bill is set to jump — and Trump could be partly to blame read

The average Canadian family may need to dish out as much as $420 more for food next year — and consumers could have president-elect Donald Trump to thank for part of the price bump, the lead author of a new report says.

The Gold Standard
12-08-2016, 11:08 AM
Trump will be to blame for grocery bills jumping here, not in Canada.

12-08-2016, 12:00 PM
I will charge any canadians that did not vote for trump 20 percent more at least until he takes office , then 33 % more.LOL

12-08-2016, 12:02 PM
Canada , always good for a laugh.

12-08-2016, 01:55 PM
Blames some of it on Trump's proposed immigration policies:

The report suggests that if Trump's administration was somehow able to force all illegal workers to leave, the U.S. agriculture industry would be short by as many as two million workers.

"You're going to see a lot of farmers actually desperate to harvest anything," said Charlebois.

"That could impact the efficiency of agriculture overall in North America. And because we do import a lot of products from the United States, the cost for these products may actually increase."

Tom Muller has operated a family farm with his brothers in Yolo County, Calif., since 1969. They grow about 3,200 hectares of diversified crops including processing tomatoes, specialty peppers, cucumbers, walnuts, wine grapes, almonds and more.

"If the undocumented workers in California aren't allowed to pick fresh fruits and vegetables, it could have a devastating effect on agriculture," Muller said.

"Not only with getting fresh produce picked on time, and getting it to market, but it'll also have a huge effect on the agriculture industry to switch to more mechanization — which will put more people out of work."

But most of it due to:

The annual report, which looks ahead to 2017, cites weather disruptions caused by La Nina, energy-related costs — including the potential effect of carbon pricing on the agricultural sector — and a weak Canadian dollar as factors in the expected price hikes.

Economists forecast the loonie could fall as low as 70 cents US in 2017, and a weaker dollar would reduce the buying power of importers.

"Everything we actually import from everywhere will increase in price," says Sylvain Charlebois, lead author of the report.