The Canadian distributor (yes, there's only one) is brick and mortar. Anyone can go in and play games any time. Which is awesome! (assuming you are close enough to their showroom to enjoy it)
Sadly, the impression received by many, is they don't care about pinball very much. Especially knowing they monopolized the country's supply. Anyone selling pins retail gets them from one source. This same source also has a MASSIVE ownership of movie theaters in Canada.
"Cineplex Entertainment - Canada's largest and North America's fifth-largest movie theater company with 161 locations"
by comparison to the rest of the competition, they are huge. Look at second place alone.
"Landmark Cinemas - Canada's second-largest chain with 54 locations"
Clearly they have no shortage on routes, and it makes buying games in Canada, very expensive as we are hit by the exchange and lack of competitive retailers (no competition).
Add in the fact that a US distributor is not supposed to sell a game to non-US buyers, and the case becomes clear.
Sorry for the rant, but it needs to change.