Chris Pook said:
Maybe I'd be happier if somebody in Canada could just tell me the price of an apple.....like the rest of the world can.
Is the apple a Canadian apple or a non-Canadian apple?
If the apple is Canadian, where was it grown?
If grown in Ontario, the price of the apple will be the cheapest.
If grown in Quebec then it will be double the cost of the apple grown in Ontario because of the need to label the apple in English and French.
If the apple is grown in BC then the apple will be 50% more expensive than the apple grown in Quebec because of the requirement to use only organic growing methods.
If the apple is grown in the Maritimes then it will be 75% more expensive than the BC apple because of the small-growers incentive plan, the heritage incentive plan to maintain a regionally culturally significant way of life and the national equality fairness act.
If the apple is gown in the Federally funded and maintained High Arctic Greenhouse Experiment Programme, then said apple will not be sold to the Canadian public but will be given to specifically selected countries worthy to receive said apple as part of the CIDA programme delivery model. This apple will be counted as both a government expense and a revenue effectively cancelling each out. The Auditor General will protest vigorously but no one will listen nor care.
The apple grown in the US will cost you .63 cents CAD by pound (or 1.38 by the kg), in the EU it will cost you 1.21 CAD by the kg, in South Korea the apple will cost .97 cents CAD by the kg and they will individually hand wrap each apple you buy.