TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Goose, a leading manufacturer of outdoor luxury apparel, today applauds the passage of the Combating Counterfeit Products Act in Canada's House of Commons.
"Today, MPs in the House of Commons stood firmly against counterfeit goods and we wholeheartedly applaud their important decision," said Kevin Spreekmeester, CMO, Canada Goose. "They voted to support new measures that will help stem the tide of illicit goods entering Canada, and Canadians will soon see meaningful benefits. These new anti-counterfeit measures are a vital first step in protecting not only Canadian businesses and potential jobs, but Canadian consumers, from the dangers of counterfeit products."
Counterfeits worldwide are now an estimated $650 billion a year problem and counterfeits in Canada have been a growing health and safety problem. Year over year the RCMP has reported a steady increase in the importation and availability of counterfeit goods which has impacted almost every industry from pharmaceuticals to technology. From alcohol, contact lenses and cosmetics, to computers, medicine, toys and batteries, counterfeit products are readily accessible and putting Canadians in harm's way.
About Canada Goose Inc.
For over 55 years, Canada Goose has been committed to producing outdoor luxury outerwear designed for the most extreme weather in the world; proudly made in Canada. From the South Pole research facilities and the Canadian High Arctic, to the streets of New York City, Stockholm, Paris, Milan, Toronto and Tokyo, people wear Canada Goose products because of its reputation for authenticity, quality, functionality, and iconic style. Canada Goose supports Polar Bears International as well as a number of charitable organizations and outdoor ventures that provide commitment to Arctic stewardship and the environment. Visit www.canadagoose.com for more information.
SOURCE: Canada Goose
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