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DEBATE: Made in Canada...

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Shafft, Nov 16, 2015.

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"Made in Canada": Is it worth it?

  1. Hell yeah! Go Canada Go!

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  2. Nope! Give me Cheap and Give me plenty

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  3. Sure for Most, but not All

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  4. Maybe Some Stuff

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  1. Shafft

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    Reading the link Boots posted regarding the Ministerial letters from JT made me think of this....

    "Made in Canada" means a few things: It's good for the economy (jobs, tax dollars on both ends of the transaction,etc.), generally speaking I think we can say "Higher Quality product", and likely better support / customer service and in the end, all in, we are supporting our own country and not another.. On the other hand "Made in Canada" usually comes at a cost. Business Taxes, Rent, Wages, etc are all more expensive here so those costs are offloaded into product price.

    JT and the Liberals have a focus on the economy, seemingly through "Made in Canada".

    Q: Would you pay more for "Made in Canada" should all the products you consume / use were readily available, knowing that your purchase in turn supports your country?
     
  2. C. Mike Hunt

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    You bet. Wearing Stanfields undies as I type this.
     
  3. Stang

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    I believe I read that an entire product can be made elsewhere and if its packaged in Canada they can legally put a "Made in Canada" label on it.
     
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  4. Wayne

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    For most, not all.
     
  5. ~*SuzieQ*~

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    Some things make sense, others do not. I mean its all about balance. If we can harvest or create something for a good price let that be our money maker and hope others buy as well. Same with items another country and create more cost effectivley.
     
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  6. Sue

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    They do that with lobster :curse:
     
  7. Scott

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    CFIA food labeling requirements

    http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/la...n/eng/1393622222140/1393622515592?chap=5#s1c5

     
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    I know, right? I know that is the law but they ship them here from Maine, process them and stick a big ol' PEI sticker on them
     
  9. Boots

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    I'd lean more towards products made in Canada for sure.
     
  10. redliner

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    Bottom line is price. Not over paying for something because it was made in Canada.
     
  11. clicker666

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    ^ This. I will pay a small surcharge for buying local, Canadian, etc. Not 2x, etc.
     
  12. Duggan

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    Yea, I agree with buying local to a point.
     
  13. Cheddar

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    I won't pay a surcharge to buy Canadian or local. I will accept that it does hold some value, but it's the msnufacturer's/seller's job to convey that value. It's not up to me to find it.
     
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    A large % of Maine lobster has always been processed in Atlantic Canada due to them not being able to meet the demand in their own plants. But it is never labelled as PEI lobster.
     
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    If the Canadian made product is superior and superior quality/value for dollar is what I am after sure I will pay for it.
     
  16. Wayne

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    I will certainly pay a surcharge for local, or Canadian made, if the quality is at least the same...but some things you just can't find high quality.
     
  17. redliner

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    I go to the great Canadian dollar store, exclusively.
     
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    EXACTLY what this thread is about.... :lol:
     
  19. hank

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    There are actually so few things I am aware of that are made in Canada and are things I want/need that I am genuinely surprised when I find something that is made in Canada. I'll shop locally and at markets to support the local economy but much of the stuff at local stores is still not made here.

    I would be interested to see a list if things people buy that is made in Canada... Like Stanfields. I've never actually tried those but will now
     

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