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|Tony in Mass.
I'll tell ya Richard,I don't think it was taxes and tariffs as much as- helping Mother England out of a bind. The UK was in such bad straights compare to US and Canada for years after the war, that as part of the Empire/ Commonwealth, the great white north was committed to buy from the UK if identical choices were available.... grey fergies-UK, small cars- UK, lathes, milling machines-UK.... luxury cars, trucks, if they weren't produced on Canadian assembly lines, they could come from the states to the showroom without violating the British agreement, which ment a big tax.
I think Canadians got bored with this the same time the UK was getting involved with the European Union... so became nill in the 60's..
I think Canada always and still makes more Fords and Chevys than the US, and there were names like 'Buick McGlaphlen' or something like that, and instead of Dodge D series, some were 'Chrysler Fargo pickups'.... I remember seeing those driving around... an uncle in Montreal had a 'Ford Frontenac'....kinda rember that too..and I am a sweet innocent young feller...
Hey until recently, I thought all Massey Fergusons were made in Canada... I didn't know about Detroit till I joined FENA and read the articles....
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