Canada: THE DOMINION: Roses & Cabbages

All over the Dominion, food prices took a jet-propelled spurt last week. Bacon went up as much as 20¢ and was nudging $1 a pound in Vancouver. Other meats were up 6¢ to 20¢. In Toronto lettuce hit 33¢ (10¢ a year ago), in Montreal it went to 60¢. Milk was up 3¢ a quart in many areas. Roses, at $5 a dozen, were cheaper than cabbages at $6. Cracked the Toronto Star: "Take your choice."

Lagging six weeks behind the price parade, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported that the retail food index stood at 178.7 on Dec. 1,...

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