50 years ago
PORTLAND Trades and Labor Council would fight bakers in Hamilton and Portland over bread price rises and curtailment of some home deliveries, the TLC secretary, Mr. Gerry Hand, said yesterday. Mr. Hand said Mr. Bruce Chamberlain (Lib., Dundas) had promised to investigate these problems. The TLC would discuss the issue again when it had received Mr. Chamberlain’s reply. McMahon’s Bakery in Hamilton has cut some deliveries on the outskirts of the city, but the proprietor, Mr. Mick McMahon, said most of Hamilton was still covered by deliveries. He said the delivery services had been curtailed because of the big increase in deliverymen’s wages and the high cost of running trucks. “Bakers are not allowed to charge extra for deliveries,” Mr. McMahon said.