Canadians can expect to pay more for food next year. A joint annual report released today by the University of Guelph and (Halifax’s) Dalhousie University estimates overall food prices will rise between 1.5 and 3.5 per cent, meaning the average Canadian family will pay about $411 dollars more for groceries and roughly $150-dollars more for dining out in 2019. Vegetables will see the biggest jump, (an expected four to six per cent), due to weather causing poor growing conditions. For the first time in the report’s nine-year history, it expects meat and seafood prices to fall a bit.
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