Why can I not buy anything Canadian anymore? We have friends who live in the southern US and the common thing we hear from them is that they’d love us to send them something that is “Canadian”. This is harder than one would think. Or at least harder than I thought it would be. In the hunt of things Canadian, my exploration led me to Upper Canada Village. I’ve been there dozens of times, my first time being in May of 1985 as a Grade Three student in Mr. Paul’s class at Escott Public School. After moving to the area in 2005, my wife andRead More →

We’re broke. Canada is broke. We’re not as broke as Spain, Ireland, Portugal or Greece, but we’re still broke. Look at The Economist’s Global Debt Clock (http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock). Canada in 2010 has an 82.3% Public Debt to GDP ratio. Sounds not bad compared to Greece at 129.7%. But our US friends to the south are at 62%. You can argue that there are more people in the US, but our country is spending a huge amount of money that we just don’t have. Just four years ago, we were at 65.5%, our lowest amount in a generation. 2007 was a banner year. So it is noRead More →