FOOD AND FRAUD IN UPPER CANADA
History is the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
1. Explain: (a) white collar crime; (b) defalcation of goods; (c) saw the error of their ways; (d) mischief of monopolists; (e) fraudulent practice; (f) compensated the culprit commissary; (g) either a feast or a famine; (h) disproportionate influence; (I) dietary mainstay; (j) unscrupulous suppliers; (k) prices fluctuated considerably; (l) cease and desist; (m)recoup family fortunes; (n) white colour crime; (o) corner the contract.
2. Why would Dorchester order Simcoe to withhold basic necessities from the citizens?
3. Simcoe decided to disobey him. In your opinion was he right or wrong to do so. Justify your answer.
4. Why did Dorchester refuse to accept Simcoe's suggestion regarding a purchasing agent?
5. Explain how the assistant commissary defalcated the basic goods.
6. Explain how Simcoe's generosity with government goods would have been 'a safety net.'
7. Briefly summarize the main theme and the important details of this narrative.
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