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Minister asks Senate to look into higher Canadian prices

Published by Steve Coleman on September 08, 2011

Canadian consumers may get high-level help in the fight against high prices.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has decided to ask a Senate committee to look into the continued difference in prices between comparable goods in Canada and the U.S.

Even though the Loonie has been worth more than the American dollar for a good part of the last year, the price gap still continues to exist. Some estimates have said it's as much as 20 per cent for some goods.

A Canadian Press story outlines Flaherty's concerns with the ongoing price differences.

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