US Canada Price Gap

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. ...

Canadians 'Rightly Annoyed' About Price Gap With U.S.: Flaherty

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is prepared to look at reducing tariffs and to use "informal persuasive powers" if needed to bridge the...