John Stapleton Addresses Rising Food Prices on BNN and CTV
On Friday, February 19th, Metcalf Foundation Innovation Fellow John Stapleton appeared on Business News Network to discuss how rising food prices are affecting Canadian families, particularly those on low incomes.
“The welfare diet is up 107% over that twenty-year period,” noted Stapleton, “even though inflation over the same period was 45%. This is something that’s being on for a long time, but it’s just the recent figures that have drawn our attention.”
His BNN comments were also featured in a CTV National story on rising food prices.
An Innovation Fellow since 2006, Stapleton is currently authoring a series of guest posts for Metcalf entitled Solitary Confinement.