As Canadian as...
Just in time for Canada Day this week, we learn that Tim Horton's, that perennial favourite of the Conservative government, is going to become Canadian-based again. (Ed note: What??? Have they been just visiting all this time too?)
And meanwhile, NDP MP Charlie Angus is telling us that this year's Canada Day pins were made in China. Here's the text of a release Angus sent out a little while ago to the press gallery (sorry, no link available yet.)
All across Canada, MPs are handing out Canadian flags and pins to celebrate Canada Day, but few Canadians know that these Parliamentary symbols are being made in China by a US-owned shell company. New Democrat Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay) says that despite claims by Heritage Minister James Moore that the company is Canadian-based, the real owner of 6768997 Canada Inc. is actually listed as being in Playa del Ray, California.
“On Canada Day we celebrate our pride in the Maple Leaf, how is it that the Conservative government allowed a shell company, with no corporate history, to walk away with half a million dollars worth of contracts to outsource production of the Maple Leaf flag pin to China?” said Angus.