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Inflation rates in Canada

Canada's national annual inflation rate was 2.0 per cent in December, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):

— Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.5 per cent (0.8)

— Prince Edward Island: 1.3 (1.0)

— Nova Scotia: 1.6 (1.8)

— New Brunswick: 0.9 (1.3)

— Quebec: 1.1 (0.9)

— Ontario: 2.3 (1.8)

— Manitoba: 2.1 (1.7)

— Saskatchewan: 1.1 (1.0)

— Alberta: 2.1 (1.7)

— British Columbia: 3.0 (2.4)

Here is a breakdown of the annual inflation rate by city, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):

— St. John's, N.L.: 0.5 per cent (0.7)

— Charlottetown-Summerside: 1.4 (1.0)

— Halifax: 1.5 (1.7)

— Saint John, N.B.: 0.9 (1.3)

— Quebec: 0.9 (0.7)

— Montreal: 1.4 (1.1)

— Ottawa: 2.5 (2.1)

— Toronto: 2.6 (2.1)

— Thunder Bay, Ont.: 2.1 (1.7)

— Winnipeg: 2.0 (1.6)

— Regina: 0.9 (0.8)

— Saskatoon: 1.1 (0.9)

— Edmonton: 2.1 (1.6)

— Calgary: 2.0 (1.4)

— Vancouver: 3.1 (2.3)

— Victoria: 3.2 (2.5)

— Whitehorse, Yukon: 2.0 (1.5)

— Yellowknife, NWT: 2.0 (2.5)

— Iqaluit, Nunavut: 3.5 (2.4)



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