Photostory #240R: Turkey Dinner Fattens Economy

Chris Lund , Malak
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
December 15, 1959
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Christmas dinner in Canada is a $50 million dollar proposition, with Canadian housewives picking up the tab. Biggest single item on the bill is the traditional turkey which runs to around $11 million. Turkey production in Canada this year is expected to total 133,000,000 pounds. Since 1950 there has been a 50% increase in Canada's per capita consumption of poultry.