Canada’s Trudeau slammed over rising inflation as election race tightens

By Steve Scherer and David LjunggrenHALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) — The leader of Canada’s main opposition party on Wednesday said a surge in inflation last month highlighted the failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s economic policies, and urged Canadians to vote out the government in an election on Monday.Erin O’Toole, whose Conservatives are tied in the polls with Trudeau’s center-left Liberals, said Canadians were experiencing an affordability crisis and blamed what he called the prime minister’s reckless spending and massive debts.“It’s troubling that Justin Trudeau seems to not care about the sky-rocketing cost of living that is being imposed on Canadians through inflation,” O’Toole said in a statement.Statistics Canada said the annual inflation rate in August accelerated to 4.1%, the highest level since …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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