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Inflation Crisis is Making it Harder on Manitobans to Get Through Their Daily Lives

Inflation has been hitting Canada hard since the beginning of the year 2022. As the year progressed, inflation kept increasing and wasn’t getting any better. Many Canadians have difficulty feeding their families because their wages aren’t enough.

Food prices and fuel prices, two of the critical things in a citizen’s life, have steadily increased since the summer of 2022; some food prices have reached double their cost. This problem has been growing, and in the last months, the number of Manitobans seeking food from the Food Bank has increased drastically. Due to this inflation crisis, many citizens have started worrying that they won’t be able to feed their families very soon. “When I go to the grocery store, I buy literally five kinds of vegetables and fruits, and that’s one hundred. It’s very stressful, and this happens every month… The feeling that I need to buy something for my family, but I can’t because I don’t have the money to or because it’s too expensive.” said a Manitoban

The premier of Manitoba, Heather Stefanson, has been doing a couple of things to ease the inflation crisis on approximately 700,000 Manitobans older than eighteen and with less than a $175,000 yearly income in the year 2021. The government of Manitoba has been giving families around Manitoba cheques of three hundred dollars on average as a new source of affordability to help with rising food and fuel prices.

The Premier of Manitoba, Heather Stefanson, mentioned, “Last fall, we pledged to continue to help Manitobans as help was needed. Given the cost shock Manitobans are facing this winter from the federal carbon tax and other related increases, Manitobans need our support again now. Our initial affordability package focused on helping families with children address back-to-school costs and seniors with fixed or low incomes address inflation-related challenges. “

– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

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