Canada: Price Rise

In June the cost-of-living index rose a point and a half. In the last four months it had gone up nearly five points, stood at 125.1 (it was 100.8 in August 1939).

Fuel-and-light costs and rents—two of the six basic items in the index—stayed put in June; both food and clothing went up two points, miscellaneous items a point and a half, home furnishings and services three points.

For some 100,000 civil service employes who get cost-of-living bonuses, this rise in prices meant another $6 to $7 million in their annual paychecks. For all...

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