The full interview with bonus material:
Inflation is in Canada at 7.7 percent. The Bank of Canada raised interest rates at record levels earlier this week. The price of groceries continues to rise. The price of gasoline is a bit lower but still expensive. The cost of everything goes up and up.
For those on fixed incomes, the pressures are tremendous. Some seniors are ordering fewer meals on wheels. Others are giving up their cars because they cannot afford them. And, as we heard earlier, some are facing homelessness. This interview bears witness to the plight of many in the community. Trish Baird, CEO of Community Care Northumberland, knows first-hand. Have a listen.
Originally aired: July 15, 2022