Calgary: Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Sean Fraser was in Calgary on Monday.
During an event, he provided more information about a new grocery rebate which was mentioned in the federal budget.
Sean Fraser said to make life more affordable, budget 2023 delivers the new grocery rebate, offering targeted inflation relief for 11 million low- and modest-income Canadians and families who need it most, with up to an additional $467 for eligible couples with children; an additional $234 for single Canadians without children; and an additional $225 for seniors, on average.
He said the Government of Canada is also taking action to crack down on junk fees and predatory lending, lower credit card transaction fees for small businesses, and help Canadians keep more money in their pockets.
“Albertans are facing significant challenges due to the rising cost of groceries, which is putting a strain on all Canadians across the country. By providing the one-time Grocery Rebate to those who need it most, we are able to give direct relief to 11 million Canadians and families. That’s an extra $467 for a family of four who might be living paycheck to paycheck, or $225 for a senior living on a fixed income for instance. The investments in Budget 2023 will help make life in Alberta and across Canada more affordable,” he added.