-goods difficult to find
-luxury items
-various consumer goods
-certain food items

World War Two also changed what Canadians could buy. Although most people had extra money to spend during the war, there were few luxury items to buy. Consumer goods such as cars, appliances, and cosmetics were difficult to find because metal, rubber, and oil were being used to make war items. When the government introduced rationing in 1942, Canadians also had to limit their food purchases. Items like tea, coffee, sugar and meat had to be rationed so there would be enough for all Canadians. However, the amounts allowed per person were generous enough that few Canadians complained. They were already aware of the profound changes that the war brought to their lives. Next