My Take

My Take
The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was Food Prices.


By Bird Bouchard


We are being robbed at the grocery store.

While companies are recording record profits, consumers are walking away with less for more money.

You can shop at Maxi and seek out deals, but even no name chips are 2 for $6. That late night savoury crunch just isn’t economical.

Even if you are attempting to “live like a college student”, ramen noodles are nearly $2 at the local stores here in Lennoxville. That’s not living like a college student, that’s just making life difficult.

On May 1, 2023, Quebec’s minimum wage will increase to $15.25. This means someone making this wage working full-time will make $31,720 before taxes. According to a 2022 report from the Montreal Diet Dispensary, the annual cost of feeding a family of four in Montreal was $12,987.35.

That’s nearly 40 per cent of your yearly wage going towards groceries.


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