McHale shoes are indeed a Canadian manufacturer (long ago gone).
I also had family members who were proud owners of said shoes. Regrettably, they are no longer alive to confirm for me, however, if memory serves, McHale made shoes into the 1970's before going under.
I also did a cursory search and came up with at least one hard piece of evidence of their existence in the 1960's,
as seen here :...