Canada: THE DOMINION: The Size of the Bill

The bill for labor's newly won pay increases was totted up for Canadians last week by Price Boss Donald Gordon. A diehard hold-the-liner, Gordon euphemistically called the next stage "a period of orderly price readjustments." In plain words, this meant price rises on items of every kind, to absorb the pay raises.

The Government's cost-of-living index is now 125.5 (against the prewar norm of 100). With the upcoming price boosts, Governm.ent experts expect it to hit 130 before long. Industries where pay has been boosted have not yet knocked on Gordon's door for price boosts. But he feels that...

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