Saturday, May 21, 2011

Made in Canada

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good Canadian:

I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the  fun of it I was looking at the hose attachments . They were all made in China. The next day I was in Home Hardware and just for the fun of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in CanadaStart looking.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this, I think this lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her! 

She said:
My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.  My favourite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.

This past weekend I was at Wal-Mart. I needed 60W light bulbs. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value".  I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the
Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - Canada at a company in Ontario. Their Equate products are also made in Canada, and are very good. 

Just to add my own experience on buying made in Canada, I was looking for canned mushrooms that were made in Canada and could never find any
, so I would buy fresh. But a miracle happened, when in our Foodland store I found Ravine mushrooms - made in Canada with a little red maple leaf on can.  A little more money but when I opened the can I looked at mushrooms that look like real mushrooms, not a mushroom that looks like it was cleaned in bleach.

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.  My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and  see what you can find that is made in Canada.

I received this in an e-mail recently and thought it was worth sharing.


  1. I love this post...I made it my mission a few yrs ago not to buy or limit my purchase of any thing made in China after all the recalls and warnings of products made in is difficult but it can be done! I second "GO TEAM CANADA"