Financial Post Staff OTTAWA — Consumer prices were up 3.7% in May from a year earlier, the biggest leap since March 2003, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
Economists polled by Bloomberg expected 3.3% annual inflation in May.
Gasoline prices were cited for the main reason for such a high inflation rate last month.
The core inflation rate, which factors out volatile items such as energy and certain foods, was 1.8%. Economists anticipated 1.5%.
The Canadian dollar firmed to a session high of $1.0280 after the data was released.
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