Canada’s annual inflation rate sat at 1.3 per cent last month as we paid more for shelter and food but less for fuel.
Statistics Canada says it compares to a rate of 1.5 per cent in the same period last year.
For example, Canadians paid over 10 per cent more for fish, and over 15 percent more for apples compared with a year earlier. In the shelter category, the price of electricity was over five per cent higher than the year before.
But gasoline prices fell 14 percent, and natural gas was down over 10 per cent.
Inflation in Alberta dropped from 1.3 per cent last year to 0.7 per cent.