Canadians are examining which outdoor equipment companies they should be supporting and looking closer at what brands they should be buying.

Vancouver-based outdoor apparel and goods retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) sells Vista Outdoor brands, including Giro, Camelbak and Blackburn.

Utah-based Vista Outdoor Inc. also designs, develops, and manufactures ammunition, long guns and related equipment under such brands as Federal PremiumBushnell, and Savage Arms.

Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press:

Mountain Equipment Co-op says it’s asking tough some questions about its supply chain after consumers on social media connected some of the brands sold at its stores to a major U.S. ammunition and gun manufacturer.

“We’re gathering facts, listening to our members and figuring out the best path forward for our co-op,” the Vancouver-based company said in a tweet Monday.

“MEC is committed to responsible supply chain practices and transparency and we will continue to be guided by those values.”