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Column: Governments have created the perfect inflation storm

"A large portion of that deficit spending is artificially inflating demand," says a spokesperson for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Canadian $100 bills.

There are many factors that influence prices, but that doesn’t mean politicians should be let off the hook for the rising cost of living.

By printing new dollars, propping up consumer demand, discouraging production and raising taxes, Canadian governments have created the perfect storm for rising prices: more dollars chasing fewer goods.