Canada: RATIONING: Gristle

To a good many Canadians, the renewal of meat rationing was just so much gristle. Across the Dominion, butchers stomped into mass meetings, bellowed to Ottawa that meat was spoiling on their shelves.

In Chatham, Ont., Butcher James Edmonson exhorted his colleagues: "Let's shove the tokens down [Dominion Price Boss] Donald Gordon's throat." Butchers in St. John, N.B. and Edmonton, Alta. threatened to close their shops. In Moncton, N.B., meat dealers gave away half a ton of bologna, frankfurters and chicken loaf (on which few buyers would waste ration points).

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