Re: We need strategies not buy Canadian mantra (April 9)
In dismissing calls for “buy Canadian,” Christine Williams presents globalization as not only an accomplished fact, but an unquestionably positive system.
But she fails to consider any of the actual reasons why people would want to buy Canadian made goods. A national economic development program that ties domestic production to domestic consumption is more of a safeguard of jobs than gambling on the international economy, especially when Europe, the U.S. and Japan are all doing the same.
When we buy from other countries, we take a risk with products produced where standards are not only lower, but are not subject to any input from us.