Keeping an eye on prices

To combat inflation during the Second World War, the federal government imposed controls on wages and prices. These booklets were distributed widely to women so they could keep track of prices while shopping; stores that appeared to be charging above the price ceiling were to be reported to one of thirteen Women's Regional Advisory Committees for investigation.

Canada, Wartime Prices and Trade Board, My Price Ceiling Record (Ottawa, 1942)

booklet, 64 pages, 10.5cm x 13.7cm
War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
Second World War