Everything is Expensive ... Why?
By 1917, Canadians were experiencing a steep rise in the cost of living. A number of Canadians called for the Borden government to implement a system of wartime price-fixing to alleviate the strain of inflation. While systems of food and fuel control would be adopted in mid-1917, formal price-fixing was never adopted. This booklet contemplates the issue and questions why Canadians should be subject to such inflation during wartime.
Georges Pelletier, Tout est cher ... Pourquoi? (1910-1917) (Montreal: Editions du Devoir, 1917)
ToutEstCher.1917.pdf (32.21 MB)
booklet, 63 pages
Archives and Special Collections - Morisset Library - University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Ontario
First World War