Procycle and Raleigh Canada, which imports bike parts and assembles them in Canada for the low-end mass retail market, asked for the surtax to protect Canadian jobs. Retailers in Canada, on the other hand, are crying foul. "Gasoline prices are up, inner city smog and traffic congestion are up, greenhouses gases are up, childhood obesity is up and virtually everyone has identified bicycles as part of the solution. So where is the public interest in a 30% import bicycle surtax?" asks Peter Lilly of CyclePath in Toronto, Ontario.