By Nojoud Al Mallees THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The federal government’s newly announced inflation relief for lower-income Canadians through the GST rebate stacks up as a better policy than some of the cash payments issued by provinces, economists say. After months of mounting political pressure from the NDP to help low- and modest-income Canadians facing a rising cost of living, the federal government officially announced on Tuesday it will double the GST rebate for six months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also announced the federal government will expand eligibility for the one-time top-up of $500 for the Canada Housing Benefitavailable to renters. Both were among a slate of measures the government intended to reveal last week, but the announcement was delayed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Michael Smart, an
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