Us-Price Gap

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

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.
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Wait, What?

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. Annoying as that is, at least there’s a certain consistenc...
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5 Budget Promises You Could See Today

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is tabling the 2014 budget this afternoon. It'll be his 10th budget for the federal Conservatives. Here are five things to watch for. 1. Closing the Canada-...
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Are Canadians Actually Bad Tippers?

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.