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The last time I considered buying tires from the US, the dollar was not as strong as it is now and I ended up buying local. Even if it is cheaper with exchange, remember the 2.5-4.5% (or whatever) your credit card company will charge for currency exchange. Also, avoid UPS if you can -- UPS Canada charges outrageous brokerage fees. Customs WILL ding you for duty and GST at the border.
You could try a Canadian on-line tire retailer like 1010tires or TireTrends, if you have a local shop in mind who would install for a reasonable price. (...errr, I think. Google them?) It might look a little more expensive, but you won't need to worry about border hassles.
Mind you, I haven't run through the calculations recently to see which would be cheaper -- it's ever changing.
2005 Mazda6 GT hatch, v6, 5 speed manual. In Dark Grey Metallic.
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