Canada: THE DOMINION: Price War

All across Canada, housewives girded themselves for a war on high prices. They went from door to door, getting signatures by the thousands on petitions to the government for more drastic controls. There was talk of a "prices train" which would start from the West, pick up delegates along the way, and roll into Ottawa with a mighty force of embattled consumers.

In Halifax, the campaign was led by hardworking, hard-talking Mrs. Mary Beatrice Murphy, who kept order at consumers' meetings with a rolling pin. There were 1,500 petitions around the town, growing...

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