Price check

A letter-writer half-jokingly claims that “poor Canadians are being charged almost twice as much as King Charles” for food. I never realized just how expensive food is in Canada until I moved to Britain a few years ago.

I was also surprised to discover that national chains such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco offered far better quality and diversity than their Canadian counterparts. This means that the average resident of Sheffield or Leeds has access to a better selection of high-quality food, for cheaper, than affluent residents of Toronto or Vancouver.

I never thought I’d say this but, compared to Canada, British food is incredible.


This post was published in The Globe & Mail.

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