I found a mint condition Electro 35 GN in a local pawn shop for $26 CDN. When I told the owner that they don't make batteries any longer and that it was dependent on battery, he said he'd have to phone the old guy who brought it in.
Anyway, another $18 to the Yashica Guy for his battery replacement and I am good to go.
I also sourced a 35GX locally on eBay that had a broken viewfinder window for about $35 CDN and sent it to Greyhoundman for restore. So, all in all under $100.
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.