In a report, Al Jazeera reported that last Thursday (September 14) in Ontario, Trudeau met with the five largest supermarket leaders in the country, including Walmart and Costco.
In the meeting, the Canadian Prime Minister instructed the businessmen to take appropriate plans to control the increase in commodity prices before the upcoming Thanksgiving Day (November 23).
“If their plan does not really benefit the middle class, then we will take further steps and things like higher taxes cannot be ruled out,” he said.
A day after Trudeau’s warning, Canada’s federal minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Friday that he will meet with the chief executives of the country’s major grocery companies next Monday (September 18) in Ottawa.
Champagne, head of the Government of Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Industry, said, “I am saying clearly, Canadians need solutions in the food sector.” We must work together to stabilize food prices for consumers.
In a meeting with supermarket chiefs, Trudeau also said it is not normal for supermarkets to post record profits when so many people are struggling to make ends meet.
He said major grocery companies are making record profits. Those who are struggling to feed their families, should not be benefiting from cutting their pockets.