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October 18, 2023
NDP Food Price Inflation Critic calls out Liberals botched food price ‘plan’ and offers real solution
OTTAWA – On Tuesday, NDP Food Price Inflation Critic Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan – Malahat – Langford) called out the Liberals and Conservatives for backing rich grocery CEOs who are jacking up prices, instead of working for Canadians. This comes after the Liberal Industry Minister said that, following the meeting where he politely asked grocery CEOs to ‘stabilize’ prices, they haven’t been “forthcoming”. MacGregor said the Liberals’ out-of-touch approach won’t work and offered the government a real plan to lower grocery bills for Canadians – which would give the Competition Bureau more power to increase competition and stop price-fixing.
Here is MacGregor’s question:
“The Liberals’ out-of-touch plan of nicely asking rich grocery CEOs to lower prices hasn’t worked.
“Wishing” and “hoping” that rich CEOs will do the right thing won’t help families put food on the table.
And grocery prices are still going up after 22 months.
Canadians expect action, but the Liberals are out to lunch – and the Conservatives, you are all words but have no real plan.
When is the Minister going to get real about helping Canadian families, and support the NDP’s plan to lower food prices?”
Watch MacGregor ask his question in Parliament