October 24 2007 by Ellen Roseman
The big price gaps between identical Canadian and U.S. products are making people irate. That was the topic of my column today, which got many comments.
Canadians realize that prices take awhile to adjust along the supply chain, but wonder why the adjustments are taking so long. And why do some products still sell for as much as 30 per cent to 40 per cent higher in Canada? That’s unfair.
Cars are a topic of great concern, because the savings could be so impressive if shared with customers. Henry Juroviesky, the lawyer behind the car conspiracy lawsuit, says he’s received more than 1,000 emails and calls from people who’d like to join the class action or share their frustration at the roadblocks to buying vehicles in the United States. The biggest obstacle is being told you won’t get warranty coverage in Canada dealers if you buy from a U.S. dealer and bring your car across the border.