Did you see the hullaballoo over French’s ketchup? Some Ontario guy started an online campaign to get everyone to buy French’s Ketchup instead of Heinz Ketchup, because Heinz shut down in Ontario and moved to the U.S. while French’s buys Ontario tomatoes.
Now the fact is, French’s doesn’t really employ Ontarians. They mostly rely on temporary foreign workers, working for cheaper than Canadians. But still, I get it.
But I’ll show you a great little image done by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that compares the outrage over “foreign” ketchup to the attitudes towards foreign oil.
All those folks making a fuss about buying American ketchup are not just happy to by foreign oil but positively demonize Canadian oil at the same time.
Yeah, maybe if we said the Energy East pipeline was a “Ketchup East” pipeline, those foolish politicians and journalists would be in favour of it.