[Spectator] Ten billion contraband cigarettes are smoked in Canada every year, depriving governments of taxation income of up to $4 million a day.
[National Anthems] The survey found that the average price of five mid-range cars was, on average, 19 per cent higher in Canada. Discounted books were still 21 per cent more expensive.
A sample of eight point-and-shoot digital cameras found a 26 per cent price gap between the two countries ($374 in Canada versus $297 US south of the border.)
A Maytag washer and dryer was 21 per cent more expensive in Canada than in the U.S., while a Nintendo Wii was 12 per cent more expensive here.
The only good news in BMO’s sample survey was in the cost of the Grand Theft Auto video game. It cost $59.99 in both countries.
[And then they tax you].