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Gone
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reply to FaxCap

Re: Chicago Tribune Gives Canada a Shout Out

said by FaxCap:

Gee....nowhere in DKS's post or the article did I see Toronto mentioned.
Canada yes, Toronto no.

What's your point, FaxCap? Toronto and Chicago have had close ties between each other for a very long time. Hell, their geography is even similar. The fact that Chicago likes Canada is not surprising considering that they have always had a very close relationship with Toronto.

In case you didn't know, Toronto is a Canadian city and will continue to be no matter how much that may tick you or anyone else off.
(Likewise, BC isn't always the first thing that comes to an American's mind when they think of Canada, either)


FaxCap

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said by Gone:

What's your point, FaxCap?

Did I need a "point"?

FaxCap


Gone
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Don't worry, your point is obvious enough that I already figured it out for myself.



Wolfie00
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Not only is Toronto a Canadian city, it's probably the most typically Canadian of all our major cities -- diverse, tolerant, and with a balance of business and entertainment. Montreal is wonderful but for many reasons is totally unique, Vancouver is afflicted by whatever is trapped in the air between the Rockies and the Pacific that makes them the way they are, and most other cities just reflect regional characteristics, the way Saskatoon will always be Prairie Town and Calgary, Oil Town.
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"The promoters of the global economy see nothing odd or difficult about unlimited economic growth or unlimited consumption in a limited world."
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elwoodblues
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No it was par baked, not frozen



Steve
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reply to DKS

How can any list of best-things-in-Canada omit "beer" and "Elisha Cuthbert" and expect to be taken seriously?

and Kimmy too



elwoodblues
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Boss was an awesome show, well written,well acted.
Too bad America loves shows like How I met your mother instead



FaxCap

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reply to Wolfie00

said by Wolfie00:

Vancouver is afflicted by whatever is trapped in the air between the Rockies and the Pacific that makes them the way they are

If I was in my early 20's would I stay in Vancouver? Hell no....I'd be
off to Alberta fast. More corporate head offices in Calgary than
Toronto.

FaxCap


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said by FaxCap:

More corporate head offices in Calgary than
Toronto.

Bzzzt wrong. There were 163 in Toronto in 2011, and only 81 in Calgary. 33% of all Canadian corporate HQs are in Toronto.

»www.fraserinstitute.org/uploaded···2013.pdf

(Granted, Calgary has more per person, but that hasn't changed in the last 20+ years either)


Wolfie00
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Not only that, but almost three-quarters of Calgary's head offices are energy companies, mostly oil and gas. Toronto not only has twice as many corporate head offices, but they are more diversified.
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-- Wendell Berry



Gone
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Yup, and this is also the reason why the number of HQs in Calgary climbed dramatically in the last ten or so years, as that's when the price of oil - and in turn, the value of the tar sands - increased.



FaxCap

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reply to DKS

Canada has a petro dollar not an Ontario manufacturing dollar.
Ontario is carrying a debt that may bury it some day soon.

FaxCap



Gone
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And what's your point again, FaxCap?

Or, like before, is it obvious enough for everyone to figure out for themselves?



As for dollars and debt, my oh my what a short term memory Western Canadians have when it comes to debt and the economy of their own provinces.



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said by Gone:

As for dollars and debt, my oh my what a short term memory Western Canadians have when it comes to debt and the economy of their own provinces.

I'm not speaking for Western Canada just BC. I believe BC was a
"have not" province for a very short period. I doubt our per capita
debt was anywhere near what Ontario's debt is now. You're in for an
interesting ride if you're hoping your manufacturing sector will pull
you through.

If Ottawa hadn't chickened out an allowed banking sectors in
Vancouver and/or Calgary you would be in even bigger trouble.

FaxCap


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Care to share with us what prompted you to turn this into yet another [Insert Western Canadian Province Here] vs. Ontario "discussion" ?



FaxCap

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reply to DKS

Sure....the story was about Canada not Toronto/Ontario.

FaxCap



Gone
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Toronto and Ontario are both a part of Canada. Sorry to burst your bubble.



J E F F
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Chicago doesn't have sesame seed bagels? What the helllll?

Also, why no shout out for our butter tarts? Me angry!
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MaynardKrebs
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said by Gone:

Toronto and Ontario are both a part of Canada. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Yeah??!!??? Since when?


ZZZZZZZ
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reply to DKS

quote:
Chicago and Toronto may as well be twins separated at birth. This isn't surprising.
Well I love Chicago and I hate Toronto...........how do you figure that?
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Sarcasm is the body’s natural defense against stupidity.


FaxCap

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said by Gone:

Toronto and Ontario are both a part of Canada. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Then let's take this thread a different direction....

My relatives in the New England area have changed. The arrogance
has gone. They actually speak of Canada not as a 2nd class country
like they used, not as an equal but to my amazement they now speak
of Canada with a respect I never ever expected to hear.

One family has taken their banking business to TD Bank's USA
operation. TD Banknorth I think it's called. They feel TD would run
their American operation they way it operates in Canada. They have
lost faith in the American banking system.

They ask me questions about our healthcare system all the time.

The last 5 years have really opened their eyes. I think it has shaken
many to their cores. One of the mothers is SO happy she applied for
dual citizenship for her 2 sons when they were born.

FaxCap