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Sears shops at Eaton's

T. Eaton Company was formed shortly after Canadian Confederation and soon became rooted in the country's cultural landscape. The department store was part of Canadian life. The Eaton's mail-order catalogue was called the "Family Bible" and the company's lavish Santa Claus parade launched the Christmas season. When the last Eaton's store closed its doors on Feb. 26, 2002 many Canadians mourned its death. It wasn't the business empire they would miss, but the loss of a national institution.

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Sears buys eight Eaton's stores and the rights to the Eaton's name

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Sept. 20, 1999
Guest(s): Megan Johnson, Len Kubas, Paul Walters
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Kelly Crowe
Duration: 2:52

Last updated: June 13, 2013

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