During the First World War, many farmers intensified their production of wheat, which created long-term problems for the prairie economy. The government was determined not to repeat that mistake during the Second World War, and encouraged farmers to turn their acreage to other crops.
R.J. Inglis Limited was a popular tailor and retailer established in 1875 with offices in Montreal, Quebec, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. The firm made, repaired, and altered civilian and military clothing, and also sold and customized military equipment, such as sword scabbards and uniform badges.
In this booklet of a printed speech, C.D. Howe comments on his role as head of the War Supply Board, noting the challenges the board faced in terms of administration and distribution. Of particular note, he stresses the importance of the home front and the role that Canadian industry will play in wartime.
To help meet demands for woollen articles for service personnel, this bulletin calls for a nation-wide increase in the number of sheep on farms and a decrease in the civilian use of wool.
A brief survey of Canada's pulp and paper industry before and during the Second World War, with projections for the future.
This text was designed to showcase the value of women's work in the munitions manufacturing sector through photographs taken in Canada by the Imperial Munitions Board Engineering Department.
This British Columbia paper company reported on employees in uniform and fund-raising efforts in its monthly newsletter.
The author, a First World War veteran and professor of economics at Queen's University, discusses the importance of international trade to Canada's prosperity.
Various Canadian artists argue for the entertainment, cultural, and spiritual value of designers and performers during wartime and peacetime.
This survey of Canada's iron and steel industry begins with a military truism: "Fighting men appreciate steel. We have both dished it out and dodged it."
A discussion of how to make the most of Canada's forest resources, both during and after the Second World War.
This booklet surveyed the past, present and future of Canadian agriculture in light of events of the Second World War.
In 1915, the Peabody factory in Walkerville, Ontario, which manufactured military uniforms, was targeted by German-American saboteurs, who struck and then returned to the United States.
To prevent the drain of US currency from Canada, the government had the power to open mail to ensure that money was not being exported without permission.
This stamp honoured the manufacture of Ram tanks in Canada, and used a First World War phrase to do so.
The shipment of industrial materials was carefully regulated during the Second World War, especially when they were crossing an international border. Unbleached sulphite pulp is an ingredient used to make paper.
During the First World War, all adult Canadians were required to carry a certificate confirming that they had been "registered for national purposes."
This 1918 pamphlet outlined the extent of Canada's agricultural contribution to feeding the Allied nations in the First World War.