I enjoy how HG was wrong. From what I've seen it doesn't happen often.
It's a pretty huge pissoff to be paying more for stuff when our currency is worth the same. Companies generally will blame it on additional shipping and junk, but when you start talking about big ticket items like vehicles, it's pretty painfully obvious that they're simply taking advantage of us up here. That's why we keep track of the currency. Well that, and we generally vacation in the states, or mexico, where it's still very important to know the value of not only our money but that of our neighbours to the south.
anyway, I plan on having everything I need, and if I want a canopy come festival time I'll stop in the states and pick one up. That $50 or so can better be spent on drinking myself into a coma at night.