It’s become somewhat hard to find businesses and practices that are fully “Made in Canada”.
A dressmaker could be doing all her work in her studio in Toronto, but her fabrics could be imported from China.
A local wood craftsperson could be making his beautifully crafted furniture pieces in Hamilton, but the wood he works with could be an exotic species from Brazil.
It’s all part of being in a growing global ecosystem, where things and bits get internationally traded and delivered every second we spend. In the end, we’re all serving people.
Local businesses create diverse city centres and grab hold onto the roots of a city’s heritage, and close-to-home concepts are what serves a community best.
It’s up to us to determine, with our spending power because we run on capitalism, what kind of people we want to serve.