The Vanishing Country
Date: Tuesday, December 30 2003
I got Mel Hurtig's book "The Vanishing Country" for Christmas. Now I'm completely pissed off.
The book is an awesome expose of American encroachment on corporate Canada. Remember how good you felt inside drinking Tim Horton's coffee? It's owned by Americans. Not only that, but our officials in Ottawa are encouraging foreign ownership, particularly that of the U.S.
Somehow, this ownership issue needs to be more visible. We need some kind of identification that can go on businesses that shows the general public who owns what. Pretty soon, I'll be a Co-op buying, Credit Union banking, Roots wearing Canadian. (please, in the name of humanity, don't tell me that Roots is American owned)