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Consumer Price Index

Gas is way cheaper these days, but does it mean anything if you're not driving?
A massive drop in gas prices drove the largest price decline in records going back to 1992.
Mortgage payments were the single largest contributor to the rise in consumer prices over the past year.
Fruit and vegetable prices have risen sharply, but tech and entertainment are getting cheaper.
Falling gas prices are helping to cool off inflation.
Restaurant food, child care and housekeeping are seeing substantial cost spikes.
Toronto, Vancouver top the country on inflation.
Hydro rates are rising eight times faster than inflation.
Inflation is tame right now. Wage growth is even tamer.
Gas prices are creeping up again.
The fallout from the loonie's slide continues to be felt in Canada's grocery stores. Fruit and vegetable prices kept climbing
Overall food prices are 4 per cent higher than a year ago.
The concern about Canadian housing markets is largely driven by the higher rates of house price appreciation in Canada's large urban markets, such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. In the early eighties, the average housing prices in local housing markets were similar in magnitude to that of the overall Canadian average.
If you’re feeling a bigger squeeze on your wallet at the grocery store these days, the soaring cost of everyday food items
Clearly it is a worry that five years beyond the crisis, price growth is as tame as it is. Worse yet, in many cases, recent monthly inflation is getting thinner.
Depending on one's perspective, 2011 will be viewed as disappointing, bordering on terrible; or, it will be looked back on as a year where we should be thankful. Investors were brought face to face (finally) with the reality that solving the 2007-08 housing and credit crisis merely kicked the can down the road to the next bus stop; that being government debt.
Inflation over the past year on gas alone has done as much damage to Canadians' bottom line as a seven per cent income tax
Despite the hysteria that the downgrade of US debt would lead to US funding costs rising and Treasuries crashing, instead