OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 1.9 per cent in August, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.7 per cent (2.0)— Prince Edward Island: 0.9 (0.7)— Nova Scotia: 1.6 (1.1)— New Brunswick: 2.0 (1.8)— Quebec: 2.2 (2.2)— Ontario: 1.9 (2.1)— Manitoba: 2.3 (2.2)— Saskatchewan: 1.9 (2.0)— Alberta: 1.3 (1.3)— British Columbia: 2.0 (2.1)The Canadian Press