The magnitude and far-reaching measures of the wartime economy were enormous. The residents of small Prince Edward Island never experienced the atmosphere of the places that boasted huge industries.
Summerside, however, did benefit from two minor war-related industries - potato dehydration and boat building - described in the Community section of this website.
In terms of daily living, everyone across the nation felt the consequences of the rationing and other measures introduced by government in order to control the economy.
The very broad theme of materials has been reduced for the parameters of this website about Summerside to the following subjects: Wartime Prices and Trade Board, Gasoline and rubber, Conservation, Salvage drives, and Food.
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