According to this article, the reason the price is higher in Canada is due to the exchange rate. The base price in Canada is $40K including freight. That works out to $30.8K US. So you are actually getting the car at a far better deal than the US. And if you live in Ontaria, Quebec, or BC, you get a "strong incentive on top of that ($8.5K, $8K, $5K respectively). It remains to be seen. But if the Volt is any indication, they should be getting better and better which shouldn't be a surprise. The technology continues to improve. It is difficult to believe how much better GM has become since their resurrection from the dead. I thought they would succeed again if given the chance all along. But I didn't think they would be this much better than they were before.