Buy Canadian: Made in Canada?
When it comes to the economy, an appropriate motto would be plus ça change. But when times are tough, a slogan that invariably turns up is "Buy Canadian" — an appeal to consumers to put pride and patriotism where their wallets are. In 2009 it came up once again, in part a response to the controversial "Buy American" provisions proposed as part of a massive economic stimulus package. The CBC Digital Archives looks back at "Buy Canadian" campaigns of the past.
Broadcast Date: June 28, 1992
Guest(s): John Seymour, Stephen Van Houten
Host: Robert Scully
Last updated: May 13, 2013
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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