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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:45:00 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Iconic Canadian brands that jumped the border

From Tim Hortons to Molson, these brands haven’t always been based on Canadian soil.



Molson, Eaton's and Tim Hortons. (© Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)
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  • Molson, Eaton's and Tim Hortons. (© Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)
  • Labatt London brewery sign. (© Stephen C. Host/Canadian Press Images)
  • An Imperial Oil company annual meeting in Calgary, Alta., May 2, 2012. (© Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
  • Franchise sign at a Tim Hortons fast food restaurant in Calgary, Alta. (© Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press Images)
  • The Toronto Maple Leaf hockey team practices at Maple leaf Gardens. (© Mathieu Schneider photo by Edward Regan/Globe and Mail)
  • Customers stand in front of the flagship Eaton's store at the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto. (© CP Photo)
  • Photos of Simpson Tower (Hudson's Bay Company) at Queen and Bay Streets in Toronto. (© Tibor Kolley)
  • A can of Molson Canadian is seen in front of the can line at the Molson Breweries in Vancouver, B.C. (© Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)
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Canada is home to no shortage of iconic brands, but not all home-grown companies have stayed local. For every Bombardier, RBC or Loblaws that have maintained its Canadian roots, there are plenty of home-grown companies that have attracted the interest of international companies, too.

Which notable Canadian brands have been swallowed up, either in whole or in part, by some of the biggest corporations on earth? From your local donut shop to the beers our nation is known for, here are the stories behind a few Canadian businesses that have jumped the border.

* All figures in USD.

* Bing: What is Canada’s largest company?

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