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Canadians talk about boycotting the U.S. but are actually travelling there more
August 2, 2018
8:04 am
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Appears to be nothing more than bluster and hypocrisy!

Why Canadians talk about boycotting the U.S. but are actually travelling there more

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/canada-tourist-travel-to-united-states-increase-since-trump-1.4764663?cmp=rss

August 2, 2018
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Per usual. They howl and yell and then quietly open their wallets when no one is looking.

Ain't self interest a wonderful thing.

August 2, 2018
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Depends I suppose on where one goes. We frequent Blue states anyway. We went on our annual Hawaii jaunt earlier this year and our next winter sojourn south will most likely be SoCal (if not Belize or similar).

August 2, 2018
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AltaRed said
Depends I suppose on where one goes. We frequent Blue states anyway.   

Is that some kind of self-administered absolution?

August 2, 2018
12:54 pm
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AltaRed said
Depends I suppose on where one goes. We frequent Blue states anyway. We went on our annual Hawaii jaunt earlier this year and our next winter sojourn south will most likely be SoCal (if not Belize or similar).  

I must agree with Top. You've made this statement before and I admit I fail to see your usual logic at work. You of course know they don't vote en masse for a Demorat in Blue states yes ? So by visiting Hawaii, for instance, about 1 in 3 people voted for Trump. So it is likely that 1 in 3 businesses you spend at (likely more since more business owners are right wing) are Republican owned ?

It might somehow make you feel better as a "protest" to avoid "Red States" but in reality it is utterly pointless and self defeating.

August 2, 2018
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Just an observation (data point?) on how it works out for us. I don't care how many R voters or businesses there are in these states. Simply these states along the West Coast voted Blue in the Electoral College and we travel to them more than elsewhere.

FWIW, the usual news drivel that comes out of CBC *is* trying to make more out of this than it really is. There is nothing I see worthwhile that can be read from the data.

Added later: If there was evidence on where the increase in Canadian travel went too, then maybe some correlation could be drawn vis-a-vis the Trump factor. As it is, nothing can be drawn.

August 4, 2018
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Yes. Canadians love to moan and groan but when it comes to doing something, its a non starter. That's why government and big business do whatever. Getting Canadians to stand together is like herding cats. We are a self-serving bunch with little regard for the common good.

August 4, 2018
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Guess this would be a bad to mention I did a WA run yesterday and saved $30 just on the fill up alone. Ironic I'm buying gas cheaper in WA that came from Canada to begin with...doesn't that count for anything? Won't say how much on groceries. Red state, blue state, US, Canada...if it leaves me more disposable cash to spend or save, that's where I go. Yes, we are a herd of cats. Even the US border guard couldn't understand why we put up with getting fleeced by all levels of government. Only way to change it is by ALL going down and filling up instead of just shrugging and taking it. We have the highest gas price, liquor prices and near top cost of living and real estate prices in North America. Gotta do what you have to just to survive. Penny saved....

August 5, 2018
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I chose to live in Canada and will pay whatever I have to, to continue enjoying all that this great country has to offer. A blight on complainers!

August 5, 2018
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I'm with JenE on this - can't bitch and moan about taxes and then turn around and bitch about poor infrastructure, healthcare shortages, and the like ... cross border shopping "steals" from everyone's pockets, in Canada.

I dislike paying taxes just like almost anyone but as JenE says "...[I] will pay whatever I have to, to continue enjoying all that this great country has to offer."

That's just my take.

August 5, 2018
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You might want to see where the Government is spending your taxes first.
A quick google search might be enlightening.

August 7, 2018
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For anyone who wants to know more about consumer boycotts, their history, successes and failures, and possibilities, this looks like an interesting read:
Shopping for change : consumer activism and the possibilities of purchasing power, edited by Louis Hyman & Joseph Tohill. This is a Canadian book, published 2017.

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