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TORONTORoots Canada conducts over half of its manufacturing outside the country, but federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty maintained the fashion icon is a Canadian company.

Flaherty chose Roots leather factory on Caledonia Rd., in North York, on Wednesday as the spot to continue the tradition in which a federal finance minister picks up a new pair of shoes the day before unveiling a budget.

But the usually lighthearted event which included a session with the media was quickly shut down by Flaherty handlers after the Toronto Sun asked the finance minister if he at any point considered conducting his pre budget visit at a Canadian company that has a greater manufacturing presence in the country.

look at all the people who are working here, Flaherty said, referring to the factory 200 employees. at the sophistication of the operation. Look at the fact that it a Canadian company. It a great Canadian success story. factory,
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which has been around since Roots inception in 1973, specializes in processing leather for Roots clothing, footwear and accessories, company spokesman Robert Sarner said.

proud of what we do This is what Roots is You see what we do here, Sarner said following Flaherty visit.

Flaherty, who delivers his budget Thursday,
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