Health Canada describes as healthy eating, says a non-profit group that surveyed food costs in three New Brunswick cities in November.
A family of four would need an annual income of $70,084 to shop as Health Canada suggests, according to the survey by the New Brunswick Front for Social Justice.
The median household income in New Brunswick in 2016 is $70,835, according to Statistics Canada.
Poor health status 'urgent matter,' warns New Brunswick Health Council
A single person in New Brunswick would need an annual income of $23,073 to eat well, according to the survey by the Moncton-based non-profit.
The survey also found that nutritious food was most expensive at Atlantic Superstores, costing a single person an additional $55 a month compared to the cheapest option, Foodland stores.
The costliest place to get healthy food was Bathurst, where someone would have to spend an additional $32 a month compared with other cities, something researchers found "disturbing" because of the lower median income in Bathurst.
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Now if one thinks that's bad...wait you haven't see nothing yet
A carbon tax solves nothing
Trudeau announced this month his government would move to impose a minimum price on carbon (i.e., a carbon tax) on any province or territory that did not voluntarily do so by 2018. The question most Canadians are asking is: how much will this new tax cost us?
Figures will vary by household and province, but by 2022, when the tax will be a minimum of $50 a tonne, the average Canadian household could face $2,569 in new taxes. This, pro-carbon taxers insist, is necessary to reduce Canada’s carbon emissions. After all, climate change is a global issue. Surely Canadians must do their part to help solve the problem.
Now consider the biggest contributor to global carbon emissions: China. In 2014, China’s annual carbon emissions were estimated at 10,540 Mt. China is a very large and rapidly developing country. It understandably wants to focus on raising the living standards of its people. Yet, despite strong economic growth in recent decades, the country still has hundreds of millions of people living in relative poverty, especially when compared to more developed countries like Canada. Accordingly, its climate change commitments are less stringent than Canada’s: China’s existing policy will see annual carbon emissions rise to about 13,600 Mt in 2030.
Its annual emissions will thus increase about 3,060 Mt over this period, which means that by 2030, all Canada’s efforts will be cancelled out by just 27 days’ worth of China’s increased carbon emissions. Remember, this isn’t the worst-case scenario; this is if everything goes according to plan. Even if Canadians nobly “do our part” — at a cost of untold billions of dollars for millions of families and businesses — the sum of our efforts will be rendered pointless by the giant Chinese juggernaut in less than a month.
The Trudeau government’s decision to tax Canadians into submission is likely to achieve many things: it will strain the budgets of millions of Canadian households; it will devastate thousands of Canadian businesses; and it will fill government coffers with billions of dollars in new tax revenues. The one thing it definitely won’t do is impact global climate change.
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Trudeau's Spending Priorities Send Too Many Tax Dollars Overseas
It was interesting to read David Akin's numbers on Trudeau's dollar handouts in his first 100 days in office. By his calculations it amounts to $5.3 billion, of which slightly less than a billion dollars was spent inside Canada.
$4.3 billion spent outside of the country will buy you a lot of thanks from some organizations such as the UN or from climate change conferences. That type of spending will also earn you a lot of selfies to up your political profile. But in the end it is our taxpayers footing the bill.
The National Bank has already predicted that Trudeau's spending could result in a $90 billion deficit by the time the next election comes around.
One comment is right on the button when it comes to trudeau; "I feel he is smug and is treating the world stage as his one-man-show and shot at celebrity."
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That's just in the first 100 days, we are now in the ten's of billions, on top of what we already give.
You know something is wrong when the left-wing huffpost notices the imbalance.
--------------------------On my opinion, this has nothing to do with carbon emissions, they are using it as a front to collect more taxes from us in order to pay for their disastrous financial globalist policies.Ontario, Alberta, now federally Canada has people in place who have no idea what they are doing, or believe we have too much and can take the pressure of rising food prices. What do they care, they can take taxpayers money, (taxes) and give themselves as much money as they want...of course they call it salary.
Those who have access to unlimited amount of (taxpayers) money (elite) makes them out of touch with realities.
In the meantime, consumer product, hydro, fuel, food, will all go up, while the taxes meant for Canadians go to foreign countries. Which will put even more pressure on the Canadian family.
But hey...Homelessness can't happen here right???