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CKMS News – 2023-07-15 – Headlines – Food inflation cheques from the Federal Government arrive in local mailboxes


By: M.P. Holmes

a pile of grocery receipts from stores in Kitchener-Waterloo


  • Food inflation cheques from the federal government arrive in local mailboxesMonths after Parliament passed the one-time benefit first unveiled as part of the 2023 federal budget, the payment was distributed on Wednesday.The food-inflation focused affordability measure is set to roll out to approximately 11 million low- and modest-income Canadians, and over 100,000 people in Kitchener. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Revenue Peter Fragiskatos came to Kitchener to explain the rebate and answer questionsFor more information on the grocery rebate, you can contact the CRA or go to their website at:  https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/goods-services-tax-harmonized-sales-tax-gst-hst-credit/grocery-rebate.html
    Also in headlines for July 11, 2023:
  • Queen Victoria statue in Kitchener’s Willow River Park vandalized for sixth time in three years
  • Two new WRDSB trustees appointed, including son of late trustee
  • Council approves construction of over 5000 residential units and more are on the way
  • Laura Mae Lindo, outgoing MPP for Kitchener Centre, endorses Debbie Chapman in the race for MPP.


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