What about the thousands of Canadians employed by the company?
And the lovely tax our government skims off the top?
To say nothing benefits our country is a stretch..
Well I never said "nothing" benefits the country. In theory, a company could come here, build towers and hire a contractor to do the maintenance and have some sales staff in country as well. That's what I referred to as a "skeleton staff". It could be a few thousands as you said.
However, the engineering & design, accounting, operations, support, research and development etc. could be all done outside of Canada. Rogers, Bell, Telus, Videotron etc. all do these (some high paying) functions in Canada and employ tens of thousands of people. To me that's the big picture that we shouldn't lose sight of for the sake a saving a few dollars even though I do agree that we need to relax our rules to allow more competition. Relaxing the rules does not equal circumventing the law, not in my book.
Personally, I always make an effort to buy stuff that is made here, even if sometimes it costs a bit more. Sometimes it's just not possible, but I do what I can. I realize that for some people all that counts is price with no regards to where/how a product or service is made or delivered. To each their own.