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Consumers' News


Description
Creators:
Government of Canada
War Time Prices and Trade Board
Media Type:
Publication
Text
Item Type:
Newsletters
Description:
On the eve of the Second World War Prime Minister Mackenzie King determined to avoid the problems of profiteering, hoarding and inflation which plagued Canada's contribution in the First World War. Under the powers conferred by the War Measures Act, 1914 (5 Geo. V, ch. 2), an order-in-council (P.C. 2516, 3 September 1939) established the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, initially composed of only three senior public servants, "to provide safeguards under war conditions against the undue enhancement in the prices of food, fuel and other necessities of life, and to ensure an adequate supply and equitable distribution of such commodities." - Description from Library and Archives Canada (R200-216-X-E)
Date of Publication:
1941
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Consumers' News


On the eve of the Second World War Prime Minister Mackenzie King determined to avoid the problems of profiteering, hoarding and inflation which plagued Canada's contribution in the First World War. Under the powers conferred by the War Measures Act, 1914 (5 Geo. V, ch. 2), an order-in-council (P.C. 2516, 3 September 1939) established the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, initially composed of only three senior public servants, "to provide safeguards under war conditions against the undue enhancement in the prices of food, fuel and other necessities of life, and to ensure an adequate supply and equitable distribution of such commodities." - Description from Library and Archives Canada (R200-216-X-E)