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Old 10 Nov 2007
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Warning ! Canadian dollar value

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It's just an advise if you plan to traval to Canada (probably next year , now winter is very close) . I am not an expert but ,make your own research, and take your own decision. but there is a fact, since 3 or 4 years is value is alway going up and our gouvernement just says it's going to do nothing to stop this . It'now more valuable than american one (yesterday 1,00 can = 1,08 US).. 30 % more than last year . 30 % less money if you have change your money in advance it's a significative difference on your budget.


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I live in Yuma, Arizona, and many thousands of Canadians head this way to stay for the winter. I dread in horror how many more Canadians will come this way now that the dollar is worth more! They will drive up the cost of gasoline, and buy out our firearms. This scourge must be stopped, now, or, I must open a winter visitor related business to make some money off this, LOL!!
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Smile Great time for Canadians to hit the road!

We're in Turkey at the moment and headed for Africa. The U.S. dollar is still king there (as well as South America where we are headed next) and the bank machines here in Turkey can spit out U.S. bucks.

So if you're Canadian, get out here! You can now travel 30% further on your dollar!

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Dollars and sense

It was strange still paying out the nose compared to Americans in regards to books, vehicles and general goods yet our loonie was 1.08. But as a bit of an update, it's back down to around 99 and a half cents last time I heard. I notice that motorbikes are quite cheaper in the states, but with import taxes and the hassle, I dont think its worth it for a fellow such as myself.
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