Toronto Mike

Buy Canadian


For the life of me, I can't remember who sent me the "Buy Canadian" email this morning.  I think it was Mike from Lowville, please correct me if I'm wrong... I got the instant message while balancing four burning issues.

I thought it was a valid point and worthy of repeating here, so here's Mike from Lowville's "Buy Canadian" message to us all.  I'll admit, I haven't been reading labels, but maybe I should start.  What do you guys think?

You may want to check those labels when you do the grocery shopping,  you will be shocked at were some of the items are coming from, I was  for sure....spend more time shopping and it may help our fellow  CANADIANS KEEP THEIR JOBS.
Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day  for some reason and just for the heck 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 heck of it I checked the hose attachments  there. They were made in Canada. Start looking.
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do  affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I  think this lady is on the right track . Let's get behind her!
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 favorite  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  -in Canada in a company in Ontario.
So throw out the myth that you can not 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 - the  job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address  book so we can all start buying Canadian, one light bulb at a time!  Stop buying from overseas companies!
(We should have awakened a decade ago . . . . . . )
Let's get with the program . . . . help our fellow Canadians keep their jobs and create more jobs here in Canada.
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