The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Tuesday, February eighth, 2022, a Canadian family of common earnings could have earned sufficient to pay for his or her whole yr’s grocery invoice.
Canadians spent 10.7% of their disposable earnings on meals in 2021, which is barely decrease than the 11% of disposable earnings spent on meals in 2020.
Due to this, Food Freedom Day is now at some point earlier, touchdown on February eighth, 2022.
“This yr we acknowledged the difficult realities confronted by many households throughout Canada and whereas we need to proceed celebrating Canada’s capability to supply reasonably priced meals to many Canadians, we needed present extra context to be able to present the consequences that meals costs are having on completely different segments of the inhabitants,” mentioned CFA President Mary Robinson. “While it is at all times nice to see the general determine enhance, it is also necessary to see the completely different realities in households throughout Canada, and mirror on what rising meals inflation means for meals safety throughout Canada.”