Canada: THE DOMINION: Price War

Skyrocketing food prices had made Canadians good & sore. There had been no organized buyers' strikes, but there was plenty of buyer resistance, and it was having some effect. In Vancouver, sales of beef, bacon and fresh pork were down, even after retailers shaved prices a little. It was the same in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. In Halifax, the City Council took up a resolution urging provincial and federal governments to "do something immediately about the constantly rising cost of foods," and passed it unanimously.

By midweek the pressure was so great that the government had to do something. Finance...

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