"Items like rent, telephone, electricity are virtually incompressible," says Sylvie De Bellefeuille of Option Consommateurs. "For many people, the only place they can cut is on food — which is going to affect health."

Gagnon, who runs the St-Hyacinthe-based maker of vegetable purées called Epurée, says he’s now begun delivering his products in reusable tote bags as much as possible — instead of cardboard boxes — to cut down expenses. He’s also stopped making broccoli purées because the imported vegetable costs too much.

“It’s not easy,” Gagnon said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “It seems like everything is going up every month, including transportation. I need to focus on lower-cost vegetables now because otherwise production is going to cost too much.”

Gagnon isn’t alone in having to adapt to surging prices. Canada’s consumer price index rose 6.8 per cent in April from a year earlier, Statistics Canada said Wednesday — the fourth consecutive month in which inflation outpaced analyst expectations. Inflation in Quebec matched the national average.

Free Shipping CBD Relief Authority
DON’T MISS OUT!
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Be the first to get latest updates and exclusive content straight to your email inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link
Sign-up for breaking news! Be the first to hear about Hockey News.
Subscribe
Click Me
close-image
Share via
Copy link