Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Support the 'Made In Canada' Bill

I read something very positive in the newspaper this morning.It seems an NDP MP (Irene Mathyssen) is thinking like we are.The government spends a lot of money and what better way to buildour economy than use products made in canada when possible.

This story made me think of that story a few months back about that MPthat ordered Canadian flags to hand out in his riding but he found outthat they were not Canadian made and were actually of lower quality. Cheaper but cheaply made. He ended up sending them back and ordering hisown Made in Canada.

Initially, the excuses were that we are in a free trade agreement and cuttingcosts is good but with the United States doing the same, it cannot be a free trade issue. Everybody loves to save money but at what cost are we saving thosedollars? Pennywise, pound foolish.

Thanks to Irene Mathyssen for standing up for Canada. If you feel the same please email her at: Mathyssen.I@parl.gc.ca and tell her.

If you have any comments or know of someone else making a difference in this area pleaseemail Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com and we will post them here.
Also, if you know of any good quality Canadian products please post them too. It is allabout awareness. Sometimes its hard to know something is Canadian as its not always on the packaging.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Made In Canada

This blog is all about supporting Canadian Goods by buying products Made In Canada. We feel that the government needs to make it clear that the Made In Canada logo is important to Canadians. If you want to sell your product here you need to manufacture it here or use a high percentage of Canadian Materials.

It is up to you to add products to the list that are actually Made In Canada. Oddly enough, products like Toyota and Honda cars are manufactured here but people see them as foreign products but look at GM, less and less of them are being made in Canada. As they close plants they are actually becoming less of a Canadian Made product. Kind of ironic as we always think of Ford, Chrysler and GM as domestic. Hopefully this blog and the corresponding Facebook group will help us become more aware of Truly Canadian goods.

I look forward to your comments as to what products are Canadian and which ones seem Canadian but are made south of the border.

If you have any comments either post them here or email Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com and we will post them here.