The Canadian Press

1992-02-13 | Sears

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Sears Canada announced it was moving its catalogue warehouse operation out of Atlantic Canada. To save money the company would service Eastern Canada out of Belleville, Ontario. Corporate GM for public relations Ross Rigney blamed US catalogues and the lack of effective Canadian restrictions on US mail orders. (More than 150 people worked full-time in the Halifax warehouse, and another 650 had part-time jobs. Sears offered all the workers jobs in Belleville but the company would only pay to move the full-time people. The announcement followed by a day Ottawa's announcement of a package to combat cross-border shopping, including a provision that made ordering from US mail order catalogues less attractive by tacking on a five-dollar handling fee and dropping the duty-free limit on packages to 20 dollars from 40.)

Date: 1992-02-13
Placeline: Halifax, NS, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << competition from American based catalogs is now greater than ever lose your border controls the overvalued dollar the GST have all made Canadians looks out when shopping >>

Clip ID: 19920213CPCN001