How Canada could pay for universal childcare, perceptions of inflation — and where are all the freezers?
A closer look at the government's childcare promise, the perception vs. reality of inflation and more
This week on The Cost of Living, we begin by taking a closer look at the throne speech. Once again, the Liberals are talking about a national childcare program. Only this time, it feels … real?
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Producer Anis Heydari examines the potential scope and cost of a program that the federal government would want to be universal, from coast-to-coast-to-coast, and explain the costs and benefits of the Quebec model.
Also this week, a feature conversation with Carolyn Wilkins.
The Bank of Canada's senior deputy governor answers questions about inflation. Specifically, why our perceptions of costs going up don't always match with reality.
Click listen above to hear Paul Haavardsrud's interview.
Finally, we all remember the consumer product shortages at the start of the pandemic, from toilet paper to Lysol wipes to yeast.
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Mason jars are just the beginning, especially if you were hoping to keep them cold.
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