The federal government’s threats against Canada’s big grocers is a “dog and pony show” to appease voters, says Concordia University economist Moshe Lander.
Voter pressure is on to lower food prices and the Liberals are slipping in the polls, so the government wants to look like it’s doing something, Mr. Lander told The Epoch Times.
“The government is probably realizing there’s nothing they can do, but to try and satisfy the voter, they’re going to make a show of this,” he said.
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne met with executives from Loblaws, Metro, Empire, Walmart, and Costco on Sept. 18, and later called on major food producers to similarly come to Ottawa for talks.

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