Spring 1947. The long struggle of WWII was over. But just as Canada began to enjoy the peace it had earned, a new conflict erupted when children across the land rose to fight for their birthright---the five cent candy bar.
The Five Cent War is the incredible story of a 1947 revolt by Canadian children against a rise in chocolate bar prices from five to eight cents. Sparked in one sleepy Vancouver Island town, the protest proved as addictive and heart-warming as chocolate itself, igniting a campaign that swept across Canada"
"Cowed by allegations of communist involvement, grown-ups worked to short-circuit the drive for the nickel bar."