China: Is it time to stop purchasing their goods?

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Who do you think you are kidding, eh!

I'm not kidding.  There's a difference between a brand name, and an appellation of origin.  Look it up if you really don't believe me.

I'm tempted to inform you that "Canada Dry" soft drinks are bottled in the USA and Mexico, but I don't want to blow your mind.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Canada Dry is not only made outside Canada it is owned by the American Dr. Pepper company.

Pogo Pogo's picture

I have more problem with stuff that should be locally sourced. Consider serving tray paper liners. In Vancouver there is a company called Custom Paper that makes a wide variety of these.  However, even though they make it here, the pulp mills are here, and the pulp is here they cannot compete with table paper produced in China.  Mostly it is wages, but it really doesn't make sense to ship containers full of plain paper across the Pacific Ocean to sell it in Canada.





We don’t like corruption in our society yet we condone misleading  advertising. Not everyone is a sophisticated shopper and we should be trying to help those who perhaps have less awareness than others about the perils of shopping in a capitalistic society


Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

If you need a project, why not do a little research and find out if Dr. Pepper actually finished his PhD.


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