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Consumer price index up

UPDATE 6:00 a.m.

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

— Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.5 per cent (1.2)

— Prince Edward Island: 1.2 (1.0)

— Nova Scotia: 1.3 (1.3)

— New Brunswick: 1.7 (1.6)

— Quebec: 1.8 (1.8)

— Ontario: 1.9 (1.8)

— Manitoba: 2.3 (2.3)

— Saskatchewan: 2.3 (1.8)

— Alberta: 2.2 (2.3)

— British Columbia: 2.7 (2.6)


ORIGINAL 5:41 a.m.

Statistics Canada says the consumer price index was up 2.0 per cent in April compared with a year ago.

The move compared with a year-over-year increase of 1.9 per cent in March.

Economists on average had expected an increase of 2.0 per cent for April, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.

More coming.



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