Saskatchewan’s inflation rate highest in Canada
OTTAWA – Saskatchewan’s inflation rate for the month of April was the highest among Canadian provinces.
Figures released by Statistics Canada on Friday placed the year-over-year increase at 2.8 per cent, unchanged from the previous month.
Nationally, the inflation rate was 2.0 per cent, up 0.5 percentage points from March. It was the largest rise since April 2012.
StatsCan said the rise nationally was led by higher energy prices and an increase in gas prices.
In Saskatoon, the inflation rate was unchanged at 2.6 per cent, third highest among the major cities in the survey. Calgary had the highest inflation rate at 3.2 per cent followed by Regina and Toronto at 2.7 per cent.