I often take guided tours in places where I’ve never been. It’s annoying when you’re taken to a souvenir store and forced to wait for everyone in your group to finish shopping.

It’s an unspoken truth that tour guides get a commission on everything sold in shops where they direct customers. But the truth is getting out. I saw a sign in a market warning that guides earned 30 to 35 per cent of the price paid in some stores. “Shop on your own,” it said.

How would truth in labelling work for companies I write about in this blog? Let’s think about what Enbridge, for example, would say about its budget billing plan.  Read More…


  1. Wasn’t their some scare a few months back with a company intentionally mislabelling and one of the ingredients were found to be cancer inducing? I will find the article.

  2. Actually i think the person was saying the US dont require companies to have nutritional labels on eatible foods at supermarkets. I have no idea if this is true or not but seeing it is the US and money wins over all i wont be surprised.

  3. I didn’t know the u.s. dont have labels on their foods? I need to get out more.

  4. This is yet another benefit of being Canadian over our U.S. cousins. There is no nutritional labels on US foods. I guess customers have to rely on faith that these companies are putting in acceptable ingredients? wtf?

  5. If it werent for government enforced regulations there would be no labels at all. By at your own risk.

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