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Are there any Canadian produccts?

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  1. Questor

    Questor TS Member

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    Do the Canadians manufacture anything? I don't recall seeing any Canadian products except jam, beer, whiskey, candy, and cheap fishing lures.
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Real Maple Syrup - yum yum, some clothes, hunting boots, and some cars and trucks with odd sounding names like Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford.
     
  3. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    I can almost guarantee that there are parts on whatever car or truck you drive that are manufactured by Magna International.....they are a Canadian company...and some of the good barley fed beef you eat probably comes from Canada.
     
  4. Jim101

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    We get a lot of crude oil from canada.





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  5. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Jim...indeed you do...more than from anywhere else, in fact!!...and you didn't have to invade Canada to get it either!!
     
  6. halfmile

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    Gibson's Sterling. Simply the best.

    HM
     
  7. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Although it's not manufactured we have some home grown musical talent like Shania Twain, Terri Clarke, Celine Dionne, Avril Lavigne and Bare Naked Ladies among others.
     
  8. Capt. Morgan

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    Canada is the 6th largest exporter of military munitions on the planet having done over $3.5 billion dollars worth of business in the past 7 years.

    The US is the Canadian arms industry's biggest customer.

    Morgan
     
  9. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Terry Jordans wall chart is a great Canadian product! Hap
     
  10. Joe Potosky

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    Population (2007 est.): 32.9 million.

    Ethnic groups: British/Irish 28%, French 23%, other European 15%, Asian/Arab/African 6%, indigenous Amerindian 2%, mixed background 26%.

    Religions: Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3%, other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other 11.8%, none 16.1%.


    Natural resources: Petroleum and natural gas, hydroelectric power, metals and minerals, fish, forests, wildlife, abundant fresh water.


    Agriculture: Products--wheat, livestock and meat, feed grains, oil seeds, dairy products, tobacco, fruits, vegetables.


    Industry: Types--motor vehicles and parts, machinery and equipment, aircraft and components, other diversified manufacturing, fish and forest products, processed and unprocessed minerals.


    U.S. merchandise imports from Canada (2006)--$302.4 billion: motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, crude petroleum, chemicals, agricultural machinery.


    The relationship between the United States and Canada is probably the closest and most extensive in the world. It is reflected in the staggering volume of bilateral trade--the equivalent of $1.5 billion a day in goods--as well as in people-to-people contact. About 300,000 people cross the shared border every day.

    The U.S. and Canada enjoy the largest energy trade relationship in the world. Canada is the single largest foreign supplier of energy to the United States--providing 17% of U.S. oil imports and 18% of U.S. natural gas demand. Recognition of the commercial viability of Canada's oil sands in Alberta has raised Canada's proven petroleum reserves to 175 billion barrels, making it the world's second-largest holder of reserves after Saudi Arabia. Canada is planning Arctic pipelines and liquefied natural gas terminals to provide more natural gas to the North American market. Canada and the U.S. operate an integrated electricity grid which meets jointly developed reliability standards and provide almost all of each other's electricity imports. Canada is a major supplier of electricity (mostly clean and renewable hydroelectric power) to New England, New York, the Upper Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and California. Canadian uranium helps fuel U.S. nuclear power plants.

    U.S. defense arrangements with Canada are more extensive than with any other country. The Permanent Joint Board on Defense, established in 1940, provides policy-level consultation on bilateral defense matters and the United States and Canada share NATO mutual security commitments. In addition, U.S. and Canadian military forces have cooperated since 1958 on continental air defense within the framework of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

    The military response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 both tested and strengthened military cooperation between the United States and Canada. The new NORAD Agreement that entered into force on May 12, 2006 added a maritime domain awareness component and is of "indefinite duration," albeit subject to periodic review. Since 2002, Canada has participated in diplomatic, foreign assistance, and joint military actions in Afghanistan.

    Approximately 2,300 Canadian Forces personnel are deployed in southern Afghanistan under a battle group based at Kandahar airfield and the Canadian-led Multi National Brigade for Regional Command South in Kandahar and as members of the Canadian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar. Canada has committed to remain active in Afghanistan until at least 2009. Canada has also contributed to stabilization efforts in Haiti, initially with troops and later with civilian police and electoral assistance, and humanitarian and developmental aid.

    Canada is a major foreign aid donor and targets its annual assistance of almost $4 billion toward priority sectors such as good governance; health (including HIV/AIDS); basic education; private-sector development; and environmental sustainability.

    Canada is the sixth-largest foreign investor in the United States. At the end of 2005, the U.S. Commerce Department estimates that Canadian investment in the United States, including investments from Canadian holding companies in the Netherlands, was $235 billion at historical cost basis. Canadian investment in the United States is concentrated in finance and insurance, manufacturing, banking, information and retail trade and other services.
     
  11. Rem870TB

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    Best production crossbow made;

    http://excaliburcrossbow.com/demo/m/content/article.php?content_id=1
     
  12. jakearoo

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    Now days, more and more, Canada is manufacturing things like CARS for U.S. companies and for the U.S. market. For example, the Ford Windstar and Crown Victoria are built entirely in Canada - as are all of GM's Camaros and Firebirds. The Chrysler Grand Cherokee, Intrepid and Voyager minivan also come from the Great White North.

    I understand it has to do with the health care being covered by the system and how much that saves the companies in costs. Funny how one of those damn socialist systems could foster good ol' American manufacturing. Jake
     
  13. Hipshot 3

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    They make great hockey players!
     
  14. dhwbailey

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    Both Canadarms on the space shuttles are designed and built in Canada.
    Many Honda's in NA are made in Alliston ON
    Martin Short, the late John Candy, Mike Myers, Para Ordanance firearms, escort radar detectors are all Canadian.
    We export lots of beef and wheat, Royal Plastic parts and autosporter traps.
    Bombardier invented the snowmobile. They also make skidoos, railway cars, airplanes, seadoos....
     
  15. crusha

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    Don't forget some of the best acoustic guitars on the planet...Larrivees (although they do make their high-grade stuff in California now, to get around any potential exchange rate problems).

    Their Vancouver plant makes an all-solid-wood box with dovetailed single-piece neck for 900~1000 bucks that sounds better than a $2,000 Martin and a Gibson or Taylor at any price.

    It's a small drop in the economic bucket...but they've harvested some of my cash for sure. Playing my Larrivee D-50 and Martin HD-28 side by side, the D-50 is (to my ear) a smidge better but $500 less.
     
  16. red barron

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    They make Chest freezers for Amana and Maytag ( now Whirlpool) Have had my Amana for 31 years and counting. RB
     
  17. white rattler

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    What about Crown Royal. You boys love to drink mine when its on the table. Trevor Dawe.
     
  18. School Teacher

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    Are not IMR powders made in Canada, i.e., 700X, PB, 4895, etc?
     
  19. chatbrat

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    Maybe, the question should have been--does Quebec manufacture anything?---Ever hear of Bombardier, airplanes, jet-ski's,rail cars------Phil
     
  20. m70win

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    I'm kinda partial to there beer.

    Tim
     
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