Report explores the reasons for Canada's higher prices

02/7/2013 | Province (Vancouver, British Columbia), The

Higher tariffs aren't the only reason Canadian consumers often pay more than their US counterparts for the same goods, according to a government report. Retailers say some manufacturers charge Canadian merchants up to 50% more for the same products because Canadians are used to paying more and because manufacturers use the revenue to subsidize the costs of operating offices in Canada and to compensate wholesalers and distributors who also face higher costs.

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