Canada's retailers place blame for higher prices

04/25/2012 | Canada.com

Canada's retailers shouldn't shoulder all the blame for the fact that consumers there pay more for goods than their US counterparts, according to Retail Council of Canada president Diane Brisebois, who testified before the Senate Tuesday. Outdated import duties imposed by the government and suppliers' practice of charging Canadian retailers up to 50% more than they do in the US are largely behind the higher prices, she said.

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