US Canada Price Gap

The Canada-U.S. Price Gap Is Gone

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.18.2015 | Canada Business

Canada is the fifth-most expensive country in which to live, according to Deutsche Bank’s latest survey of global prices, but there is good news for...

The Real Reason Canadians Pay Higher Prices Than Americans For the Same Products

Mark Milke | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

The United States and Canada do not allow for full competition, but Americans benefit from a bigger market given their much larger population. Thus, a continental market in airline travel would serve passengers if an American airline could compete head-to-head with Canadian airlines on domestic routes. But the federal government won't allow it. The result? Higher airline fares in Canada.

Tories To Table Bill Tackling U.S.-Canada Price Gap

CP | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Canada's competition bureau is getting new powers to investigate why many items cost less in the United States.Industry Minister James Moo...

Tories To Introduce Law On Canada-U.S. Price Gap

CBC | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government is poised to introduce legislation in the fall to try to narrow the consumer price gap between Canada and the U.S. The propo...

Canada-U.S. Gas Price Gap Largest On Record

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians have long paid more for gas than Americans, but the difference today is the greatest it’s ever been, according to a report from National B...

Blame Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian shoppers who are shocked at how much more they pay for goods up north should point a finger at Ottawa if they're looking for someone to blame...

Wait, What?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Business

We’re all used to seeing those tags on book covers that announce one (lower) price for a book in the U.S., next to a higher price for Canada. Ann...

Sunny Freeman

No Goodies For You In Tuesday's Budget | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

What we know about Tuesday’s federal budget: it’s going to crack down on charities, tackle price gaps between Canada and the U.S. and help fund in...

What's He Going To Do About The Canada-U.S. Price Gap?

CBC | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Business

When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduces the federal budget tomorrow, it will be just over a year since the Senate national finance committee re...

Canada-U.S. Price Gap Fading FAST

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Business

The plunging loonie has all but eroded the U.S.’s price advantage on Canada, and cross-border shopping barely makes sense anymore, says Bank of Mont...

Spending Habits As Different As Poutine And Apple Pie

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians line up on Boxing Day, while Americans go crazy for Black Friday sales. They have Macy’s and we have The Bay. We may share a border and...

Canada vs. U.S.: How Black Friday Prices Compare

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Marketers love the Black Friday shopping holiday and continue to find ways to exploit its growing popularity.Black Friday went from being a ...

Give Canada-U.S. Price Gap Problem Time: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is weighing in on the problem of the Canada-U.S. retail price gap, suggesting the vexing phenomenon may not be as persiste...

This Is How Much The Loonie Is Overvalued

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Business

The Canadian dollar is suffering from overvaluation, according to a new measure of global currencies’ value. The loonie is 10.1 per cent stronger...

Harper To Tackle Canada-U.S. Price Gap: Report

National Post | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Business

The Harper government is set to propose a number of new measures to close the U.S.-Canada consumer price gap, including the possibility of extending t...

Are Canadians Actually Bad Tippers?

Robert Waite | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

While dining with an American couple, I mentioned that I would be adding an 18 per cent tip, knocking down my customary 20 per cent a little due to the poor service. Well, you would have thought I had announced my support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. I was informed that it is now customary at better restaurants in the U.S. to tip a minimum of 20 per cent.

Hate Paying More Than U.S. Shoppers? Good News!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Business

Good news, Canuck shoppers. U.S. clothing retailer Express, Inc. announced it has carried out its move to parity pricing for Canadian consumers. ...

Here's Where The Canada-U.S. Price Gap Is Really, Really Big

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Business

Canadians complain about the price gap between U.S. and local stores, but here’s the biggest price gap of them all: housing. According to an anal...

Budget Likely To Widen Canada-U.S. Price Gap

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians will be paying hundreds of millions of dollars more on everything from food to bicycles because of a little-noticed change in tarif...

Sorry, Shoppers: Target Canada Will Have Higher Prices Than U.S.

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Business

There is really only one major reason why Canadians have been flocking across the U.S. border to shop at Target locations: Lower prices. With the o...

Daniel Tencer

Why Are Prices Higher In Canada Than In The U.S.? | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Business

It’s the holiday season, that magical time of year when Canadians come together to ask: Why are we still paying more for everything than Americans? ...

Sick Of Canada-U.S. Price Gap? Blame Multinational Suppliers

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Identical widescreen TVs, bottles of hair conditioner and even painkillers cost Canadian shoppers more than their American neighbours despite...

Why The Strong Loonie Hasn't Helped You

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada Business

Many economists have argued that a strong Canadian dollar is good for the country, because it makes imports less expensive and therefore lowers costs ...

New York County Rolling In Cross-Border Shopper Money

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Business

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Canadian shoppers are being credited for helping to boost Erie County's sales tax revenues over the US$400 million mark for the first ...

Should Competition Bureau Probe Canada-U.S. Price Gap?

CBC | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Business

The Competition Bureau should look into price differences between goods sold in Canada and the U.S., a consumer group is suggesting. The b...