From the article:
"If you ask any of us why GameNorth exists, we’ll tell you that part of the reason is that the Canadian gaming industry doesn’t get enough cred. We don’t have any hard numbers to prove it, of course, but we know it’s true! Fortunately, organizations like the Entertainment Software Association of Canada do have the numbers, and in 2009, the Canadian gaming industry made over $2 billion in retail sales of software and hardware. And that’s just retail. Furthermore, the industry in Canada is expected to grow by 29% annually over the next few years. It doesn’t take an economics major to understand that number is huge."