B.C. flooding will result in products not getting to market and higher prices: Economist
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B.C. floods likely to worsen product shortages, lead to price increases
The catastrophic flooding in British Columbia is the latest disruption hampering supply chains. Some experts believe the floods could lead to empty shelves and higher prices for products in the coming months. With the Port of Vancouver – Canada’s largest port – essentially cut off from major transport routes, products ranging from food to clothing to electronics will be impacted just as the busy holiday shopping season starts to ramp up.
More government spending = more inflation, Scotiabank warns
If the federal government unveils more big-ticket spending programs this fall, one Scotiabank economist warns it could add more fuel to the inflationary fire. Scotiabank's Rebekah Young said issues like inflation and labour shortages have only worsened since the September election and could be further exacerbated if Ottawa heaps more stimulus spending onto this already-hot inflationary environment. Consumer prices jumped by 4.7 per cent annually in October.
Statistics Canada estimates retail sales rose one per cent in October, offsetting a 0.6 per cent decline for September.