Statscan’s gems for today:
Fresh vegetable prices were down 10.8% in January. This situation is unusual for the month of January and represents only the second such reduction in the past 20 years. Lower prices for tomatoes (-33.1%) and “other fresh vegetables” (-2.6%) accounted for most of this decrease. Supply has picked up after the squeeze caused by the hurricanes in the east and the wet weather in the west of the United States.
Combined ridership on 10 large urban transit systems in Canada was 2.6% higher in 2004 than it was in 2003. Approximately 1.3 billion passenger trips were taken on these transit systems, which account for about 80% of total urban transit in Canada.
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