Today (Fri) is Food Freedom Day according to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
CFA vice president Norm Hall says today marks the day when the average Canadian has worked enough to pay for groceries for the entire year.
He says it shows food in Canada is a bargain.
“Well it’s saying that food is very inexpensive in North America. You go across to many European countries and that number starts creeping up between 25 and 50 percent and you get into some other world countries and their up in that 60 to 70 percent range, so we got it pretty darn good here in Canada.” quoted Hall.
Hall added the average Canadian pays 11 percent of their disposable income for food.