The company store
Note: The presence of company stores in the regions of Quebec had great advantages. What was a “company store”?
“Apparently, one of the biggest economic problems of organized work sites is the company store, which abuses the Monopoly it enjoys…
We heard mention of some cases where loggers were forced to sell the hay, meat or flour they had transported for ridiculously low prices. They then had to turn around and pay double and sometimes more for these very same goods. Is this fair ? ”
Source of extract: Free translation of Eugène L’Heureux, (Directeur, “Progrès du Saguenay”), 1927, Les problèmes des chantiers. Document qui se retrouve sur le site Les classiques des sciences sociales, http://classiques.uqac.ca/collection_histoire_SLSJ/lheureux_eugene/lheureux_eugene.html