The latest inflation numbers were released by Statistics Canada Tuesday morning. The data showed nationally, inflation was up to 2.8 percent in February, compared to February of 2023. This was despite the expectations of economists, who were predicting inflation to jump to 3.1 percent. 

Among the provinces, Saskatchewan had the third-lowest overall inflation rate, with the prices up by 1.71 percent. The main drivers for inflation were food, which was up by 3.6 percent year-over-year, and shelter, which was up by 4.3 percent. 

Gasoline was down in February compared to last year, with prices falling by 4.8 percent. Clothing was also down, in fact, falling to pre-2002 prices. Energy prices were also down, falling by 5.6 percent.