Soaring gas prices led to Canada’s inflation rate jumping to 8.1% last month compared to a year earlier.
Statistics Canada says it’s the largest yearly change in the rate since January 1983.
The inflation rate in May was 7.7%.
Gas prices are up 6.2% compared to May and 54.6% compared to June of last year.
Energy and food prices also continue to rise as the economy reopens further from pandemic restrictions.
-With files from Vista National News Wire