Comment 74157

By RB (registered) | Posted February 10, 2012 at 13:35:00

Sorta related... sorta not:

If we adopted a "Made in Canada" policy (or just generally shift more in that direction; a more grass-roots approach) over time, I'd imagine that Canadian business's would eventually fill the void left by non-Canadian business for whom we stopped purchasing from.

I'm no expert on this, but I hear of folks talking about "many business would leave" and "jobs would be lost, cause of shuttering of non-Canadian firms operating in Canada & therefore employ Canadians", which is both true, but over time, those positions would be filled by Canadians. It's not like we're not smart enough to build our own cars... it just might take some time.

So it seems to me, IMO, that there would be a few bumps, but over time, things would smooth out and then we'd be rid of (or reduce) the threat of non-Canadian pull-outs like the Cat thing.

Like I said, I don't know all the details (I'm not an economist), but it seems this route would be better in the long term.

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