Buy Canadian: Read the label
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.
Program: Saturday Report
Broadcast Date: Sept. 11, 1982
Guest(s): Herb Gray
Anchor: George McLean
Reporter: Tom McFeat
Last updated: February 9, 2012
Page consulted on December 4, 2013
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