We have not only a Loonie ... but also a toonie! This week our canadian dollar started to move down against foreign currencies including The American Buck. I think it opened today at $100 canadian = $97 American. BUT ... bought a cooler at walmart in New Hampshire last year was $39.99 NO TAX! Same (almost) cooler here was $69.99 PLUS 13% = $79.89!!! I say "Live Free Or Die"!
OOOUCH!! I know gas prices have always been much higher in Canada. Even after figuring the liter.
My first time to Canada (I have to tell this story) after crossing the bridge at Erie my 1st concern was the speed limit. So keeping a sharp lookout for a speed sign I finally saw one over the hood of a truck which said "Speed Limit 100....". Which was all I saw. My first thought - Gee, 100! Wow! so hit the gas pedal as I had a long drive up to North Bay and I had just entered Canada with Toronto still 2 hrs away.
Well, I was passing other vehicles and thinking - These Canadians are afraid to even drive at their own speed limit - gotta admit, at 100 mph I was making good time!
A few miles further down the road I saw another speed limit sign that said "Speed Limit 100 KPH - I thought, what the heck is this KPH crap!! Then it dawned on me. Wow wonder I had not ran across any of those dudes in the red coats!! So, slowed down and cruised like everyone else.