Turns out the Canadian Olympic athletes uniforms and all the replicas for sale to the public were made in China. Apparently it would be "impractical" to insist on strictly Canadian-made uniforms. The supposed reality is that there is no longer the manufacturing capacity in Canada that can meet the volumes that are necessary to manufacture, particularly the replica clothing, that is sold to the public. Canada’s manufacturing industry has been decimated by cheap foreign imports — especially from China — and the rising Canadian dollar.
The replicas will be sold in Canada by what "used" to be the Hudson's Bay Company, but they were bought out today by an equity company that owns Lord & Taylor. Now, I like Lord & Taylor, but it's really sad to see all our retailers disappear. First it was Simpson's, then Eaton's, now The Bay - what's next - Canadian Tire - Tim Horton's?
If Tim Horton's disappears, at least I'll know where it went - to Teenytinytown, Vermont!