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msn.com 15 Sep, 2021 19:00 am

Canada inflation hits 18-year high as Trudeau faces tight race

Inflation figures gave the opposition Conservatives fresh political fodder to use against Trudeau’s Liberal Party.

Al Jazeera p Inflation is hitting Canadian voters in the pocketbook - and being used as fodder against incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's party [Carlos Osorio/Reuters] p If there’s one thing an incumbent candidate seeking re-election does not need, it is unwelcome news from the economic front.But with less than a week to go before Canadians cast their votes in a tight federal election race pitting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party against the Conservatives headed by Erin O’Toole, the latest readings on Canada’s inflation provided fresh fodder for the opposition to seize upon.“The numbers released today make it clear that under Justin Trudeau, Canadians are experiencing an affordability crisis,” O’Toole tweeted.“It’s troubling that Justin Trudeau seems to not care about the skyrocketing cost of living that is being imposed on Canadians through inflation.

” The numbers released today make it clear that under Justin Trudeau, Canadians are experiencing an affordability crisis.It’s troubling that Justin Trudeau seems to not care about the skyrocketing cost of living that is being imposed on Canadians through inflation.

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