A Canadian Patriot's Guide to Boycotting America

♠ Posted by Emmanuel in at 7/24/2018 04:55:00 PM
I suppose those WWII-era posters still resonate during a trade war 73 years later.
You must be a real @#%hole to annoy the normally placid and reserved Canadians. However, Trump has apparently accomplished this feat by slapping tariffs on softwood lumber used for building homes as well as steel and aluminum. The equally mild-mannered Justin Trudeau has even been reserved "a special place in hell" by Trump's ultra-protectionist trade advisor, Peter "Death by China" Navarro. What's next, Death by Canada (when it doesn't even have a trade deficit with the "US)?

At any rate, bemusement over US hostility over some imagined slight has turned to real anger among Canadians, who are not usually prone to jingoism like their cousins to the South. Voila! We now have a patriot's guide to Making Canada Great Again by boycotting all things US-made in favor of locally-made goods.

Below are some of my favorites. Whiskey, anyone?
The Trudeau government has also chosen to tariff American-made whisky. This includes bourbon from Kentucky, the home state of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. But fear not, for Canada has a rich history as a whisky maker since the rum-running days of the Prohibition era. Put down the Jim Beam and try J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe, a rye distilled in Windsor, Ont. The brand is owned by Corby Spirit and Wine, a Canadian firm listed on the TSX. And don’t forget Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. The distiller might be owned by a British multinational, but the whisky’s made in Gimli, Man., and was named 2015’s best whisky in the world.
Maybe you need your daily dose of orange juice? Fear not as tariffs have made American multinationals source more of the stuff locally:
The tariffs also affect Florida, known for being an orange juice producer and a volatile swing state. But with Minute Maid manufactured in Peterborough, Ont., you can get your OJ domestically and stick it to the sunshine state. Expect to see more products coming from the Peterborough beverage plant—its owner, the definitively American Coca-Cola Company, just announced an $85-million investment in the facility.
Dumping US purchases of toilet paper? There's a lot of that stuff made in Canada, anyway:
It’s another tariff targeted at Pennsylvania. Kimberly-Clark operates a paper mill in Chester, Pa., producing Scott toilet paper. Charmin toilet paper also comes from the Keystone state, as Procter & Gamble has a plant in the town of Mehoopany. Thankfully, these aren’t your only options. Cascades, a Quebec-based tissue paper manufacturer, has several plants in La Belle Province as well as in the Greater Toronto Area. In addition, Kruger Products has plants in Quebec, B.C. and Ontario that manufacture Purex, Scotties and Cashmere.
What Trump forgets is that there are plenty of locally-sourced goods in the countries he slaps tariffs on to retaliate with by buying domestically.