Canada shipping probably runs into big pioneer distribution trouble ... he may not be able respond and keep his license.
additionally, customs taxes would likely kill you.
Why would he get into trouble? I order stuff from the US ALL THE TIME!
Also, custom won't kill us if it is shipped USPS and declared as a warranty replacement or a gift!
Well if it has to be disguised as a gift or warranty replacement the obviously he will get in trouble for selling it straight up. and a few sales is not worth the legal trouble, the government trouble, or losing your business. If something goes wrong he has more to lose than just one radio. So your last sentence answered your second sentence.
Also if that is what your are doing and have been doin, quit advertising that in a post on the internet, it's not hard to trace and IP or MAC address.