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RWGR
04-24-2012, 05:49 PM
The federal government should take a chunk of the blame for the stubbornly high cost of consumer goods in Canada when compared with prices south of the border, the retail sector said Tuesday.

Testifying at special Senate hearings probing the reasons for price discrepancies between Canada and the United States given the value of the Canadian dollar, the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) said retailers are being unfairly tarnished as the culprit.

In addition to “outdated” import duties on finished goods and a lack of harmonization of different standards and requirements, council president Diane Brisebois flagged Ottawa’s system of supply management affecting dairy and poultry prices as three of the “largest contributing” factors.

http://business.financialpost.com/2012/04/24/blame-ottawa-for-high-retail-prices-in-canada-retail-council/

I know Canadians are stunned if someone even mention that maybe, just maybe, government isn't perfect and doesn't have the answers for everything, and sometimes the market should have a say...but, keep living in denial: it's doing wonders for our local economy over here :)