Defence Minister coming to St. Catharines to discuss grocery rebates
Published March 30, 2023 at 10:12 am
Oakville MP Anita Anand, the Canadian Minister of Defence, will join St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle at a local grocery store in the Garden City today (March 30) to talk about the food rebate in Tuesday’s (March 28) federal budget.
The Liberal budget has introduced a one-time grocery rebate that will hand the average family of four a rebate of $467.
Meant to counter inflation costs for 11 million low to modest income, single Canadians will qualify for $234 while seniors can expect about $225 back.
Bittle also pointed out that the budget will cover the cost of dental care for millions of people (including seniors), increase financial assistance for students, crack down on “hidden junk fees and predatory lenders” and lower credit card transaction fees for small businesses.