Re: What is important to you when buying gear?
Not trying to be an a55 here, but I have never seen any maple leaf fly gear in the US. Francophone or Anglophone, I'd buy it - have never run into it nor really looked for it.
(I've got some CT tools in my car from a time that I forgot to pack a tool kit going to TO, and that was 3 Mark II's ago. Thinking about that, I don't think the CT tools are actually Canadian.)
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