Canada at War: Meat for Sale

Meat rationing ended in Canada last week. Surprisingly, there was no rush for butcher shops, no frenzied buying. In some cities, meat sales actually fell off. Canadians who did buy mostly wanted ham and bacon, the meats on which restrictions had been tightest.

The Dominion Government took pains to say that rationing was "suspended, not abandoned." Official explanation: "Transport facilities have become acutely congested," sharply reducing overseas shipments of food and cramming Dominion warehouses. Canadians who remembered a previous glut in the meat supply—just before the North Africa invasion—felt pretty sure that second-front shipping priorities were responsible. They were also...

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