As our primary core value, sustainability means that we recognize that growth in any closed system is unsustainable.
On the other hand, governments continue to print money, and the buying power of money continually decreases. The rate at which this happens is called the inflation rate, or "consumer price index" (CPI).
While striving for steady-state sustainability, we recognize that the value of money is beyond our control, and we peg decisions that involve changes in the value of money over time to the official core consumer price index, as determined by Statistics Canada:
- latest monthly Core CPI, direct from the Statistics Canada website.
- historical Core CPI data, taken from Statistics Canada, is nicely summarized in a table by the Bank of Canada.
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