During the Second World War, Canadians became accustomed to rationing, which forced them to submit coupons in order to purchase commodities that the government had designated as scarce.
Temporary ration cards were issued to members of the armed forces on leave or visitors to Canada, such as tourists. The coupons had the same value as those in standard ration books but had no expiry date.
This handbook describes Canada's Food Conservation Program and details the factors contributing to the increasing demand for domestic food production.
This pamphlet emphasizes preparation and preservation methods to extend one's meat ration.
During the Second World War, Canadians became accustomed to carrying coupons for most commodities, such as this temporary ration card.
Soldiers on leave were issued with ration books so that they did not have to consume the rations of their civilian hosts.