I was in my local Rona yesterday and noticed a new line of tools called Haussmann Xpert. Here's a link to the offerings:
They also have another line called Haussman:
Most interesting to me are:
18" wide belt sander fo r$999 - has one open end so you can do a 36" wide piece.
6"x48" belt / 9"disc sander for $249 (no stand)
They also have a very nice looking 13" planer with cutterhead lock, built in chip extraction and preset depth stops. It sold for $499. I guess if I was in the market for a planer and had $499 I'd get the Dewalt 735 from BB.
I hope the brand does well. I had a chance to play with some of the machines and they seem very robust.