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The Consumer Price Index

April 2008


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Note on CANSIM

Data that appears in the The Consumer Price Index (catalogue no. 62-001-X) are also available electronically in our CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) database through the Internet tables 326-0009, 326-0012, 326-0015, 326-0020, 326-0021 and 326-0022, at a cost of $3.00 per series. In general, CANSIM provides a longer historical series. For further information on CANSIM call 1-800-263-1136.

This publication was prepared under the direction of:

Richard Evans
Director, Prices Division
Tarek M. Harchaoui
Assistant Director, Consumer Price Indexes and Research
Ron Morency
Chief, Consumer Price Section

Cover page designed by:

Rachel Penkar
Senior Graphic Designer, Dissemination Division

Note to users

The Consumer Price Index is published monthly and is not subject to revisions.

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November 2007
December 18, 2007
December 2007
January 25, 2008
January 2008
February 19, 2008
February 2008
March 18, 2008
March 2008
April 17, 2008
April 2008
May 21, 2008
May 2008
June 19, 2008
June 2008
July 23, 2008
July 2008
August 21, 2008
August 2008
September 23, 2008
September 2008
October 24, 2008
October 2008
November 21, 2008
November 2008
December 19, 2008
December 2008
January 23, 2009

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May 2008

Catalogue no. 62-001-X, vol. 87, no. 4

ISSN 0703-9352

Catalogue no. 62-001-X

ISSN 1496-2225

Frequency: Monthly


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