CANADA: Vancouver First Again

Under Canada's rigid wartime price-and-wage fixing, Vancouver was the first city to convict a restaurateur who upped prices and a landlord who jacked apartment rents. Last week Vancouver became the first city to fine a company for raising wages.

On April 1, British Columbia Box, Ltd., which makes boxes for explosives and food sent to Britain, granted raises of between 2½¢ and 7½¢ an hour. Managing Director Andrew T. Harvey claimed last week that he had applied for permission, had received no Government denial. He protested that his employes had threatened to quit; that, with other plants paying higher wages,...

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