Originally Posted by Snow Drift
Exchange rates are part of the story:
The Loonie is usually worth less than the US dollar.
The cost of living in a socialist society. Import tariffs and high taxes to pay for health insurance and such.
actually for the past 10 years the looney has done pretty good against the dollar always withing a few cents if not passing it due to your money losing its value by the gobs with all the printing being done, and in the end if i actually got what i paid for ,by all means take 50% of my income.. but thats not the case here