June 20, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

Robert Simpson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Simpson (Churchill):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs with reference to a recent survey of food costs carried out in 21 northern Manitoba communities under the authority of the medical services branch of the Department of National Health and Welfare. The report states that the average cost of food in these 21 communities is 73 per cent higher than the cost of comparable food in Winnipeg. I should like to ask the minister whether this report has been brought to his attention and whether he intends to look into this unacceptable situation.

Topic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION OF HIGHER FOOD COSTS IN NORTHERN MANITOBA COMMUNITIES
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