Canada: Candy Is Dandy

Until the kids got started, prices in Canada were like the weather—everybody talked about them, nobody did anything. But in the Vancouver Island sawmill town of Chemainus (pop. 1,753), the youngsters put their heads together. Instead of candy bars (up to 8¢ since the April 2 decontrol) they agreed to buy ice cream cones, which were still a nickel. Youngsters from eight to 18 picketed stores. "Don't be a sucker—don't buy eight-cent bars," their signs read. "Let the suckers pay eight cents—we won't."

The movement spread. In Victoria, 200 beardless demonstrators stormed the legislature building, entering noisily and irreverently by the...

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