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Supply chain backlogs and how they are hitting consumers' wallets

18 months into the pandemic, Canadian businesses are still dealing with supply chain headaches. That means waiting months for items and it also means higher prices.
A Port of Vancouver tug guides a large container ship clear of the loading area. (David Horemans / CBC)

18 months into the pandemic, Canadian businesses are still dealing with supply chain headaches.

That means waiting months for that mid-century modern sofa you ordered. More importantly for many, it also means higher prices.

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Paul Haavardsrud explains why shipping backlogs and other supply chain issues are pushing up inflation.


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