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peterboro
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reply to DKS

Re: Dalton's anti-smoking minions have had enough.

said by DKS:

said by LazMan:

Where exactly IS is OK to smoke now?

Can't smoke in public places.

You certainly can. Parks, sidewalks and so on.

Wrong. You can't smoke in public parks here and that includes parking, pathways and sidewalks. Eventually it will encompass all vehicles and homes. Smokers will eventually be relegated to barb wire compounds in the far north or placed in internment camps.


Gone
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said by peterboro:

Wrong. You can't smoke in public parks here and that includes parking, pathways and sidewalks.

You can thank Niagara Falls for that, they were the first municipality in Ontario to ban smoking on any city property, including parks and any other city-owned land outdoors.


loosedobbs

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reply to peterboro

said by peterboro:

said by Gone:

said by peterboro:

Ontarians Torontoids must as they keep supporting a nanny state approach by Dalton.

Fixed it for you.

Didn't want to post the obvious least I be slagged for TO bashing as some members are sensitive.

said by Gone:

said by peterboro:

Ontarians Torontoids must as they keep supporting a nanny state approach by Dalton.

Fixed it for you.

Gone is correct.

Its because of blind support in Toronto. I am living in ward which has population more than City of Peterborough. And it will always go to Liberals no matter how I vote.

said by peterboro:

said by DKS:

said by LazMan:

Where exactly IS is OK to smoke now?

Can't smoke in public places.

You certainly can. Parks, sidewalks and so on.

Wrong. You can't smoke in public parks here and that includes parking, pathways and sidewalks. Eventually it will encompass all vehicles and homes. Smokers will eventually be relegated to barb wire compounds in the far north or placed in internment camps.

I am a non-smoker and even I don't like this. Its too much regulation. DKS is wrong about the cost. If Dalton wanted to save money he better do it somewhere else. Just stop the fiasco like e-health, Gas plants...on and on...And screw those people who voted for Dalton, in recent by-election. So don't blame Toronto for everything.


Anav
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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

said by peterboro:

Wrong. You can't smoke in public parks here and that includes parking, pathways and sidewalks.

You can thank Niagara Falls for that, they were the first municipality in Ontario to ban smoking on any city property, including parks and any other city-owned land outdoors.

You rock Niagra Falls!! Muchas Gracias!!
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Gone
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said by Anav:

You rock Niagra Falls!! Muchas Gracias!!

... yet you live off the fruits of the revenue that the provinces and federal government rake in on tobacco sales. I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.


DKS
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reply to peterboro

said by peterboro:

said by DKS:

said by LazMan:

Where exactly IS is OK to smoke now?

Can't smoke in public places.

You certainly can. Parks, sidewalks and so on.

Wrong. You can't smoke in public parks here and that includes parking, pathways and sidewalks. Eventually it will encompass all vehicles and homes. Smokers will eventually be relegated to barb wire compounds in the far north or placed in internment camps.

I can't help it if Peterpatch is regressive. As for relegating a disgusting, vile habit to internment camps, fine with me. But there are better ways.
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Need-based health care not greed-based health care.


Anav
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You see fruit? Where?? Show me a province where there is fruit. Our standard of living is on a downward slope my friend. Everything is going up except my pecker and income.



urbanriot
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said by Gone:

You can thank Niagara Falls for that, they were the first municipality in Ontario to ban smoking on any city property, including parks and any other city-owned land outdoors.

Remember when all those local businesses spent many thousands, some as high as $100,000, to renovate their businesses so they could conform to the 'smoking room' laws? Then a couple of years later they change the law again...? Our government is grand.


Gone
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said by urbanriot:

Remember when all those local businesses spent many thousands, some as high as $100,000, to renovate their businesses so they could conform to the 'smoking room' laws? Then a couple of years later they change the law again...? Our government is grand.

Yup. It put a lot of local businesses into a very difficult financial situation, especially since renovations like that are costed over a multi-year period.


Anav
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Urban, the myth of the smoking area was actually thought up and pushed through legislation by lobby groups representing the tobacco industry. These are very smart people that wished to ensure there remained a viable smoking outlet at the work place. It did not originate from govts. Most of what goes on, unfortunately we have no clue about,especially when it comes to policy, legislation or heck tendering of construction contracts. Money (greed-profit) is the driver, not much else.
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LazMan
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said by DKS:

I can't help it if Peterpatch is regressive. As for relegating a disgusting, vile habit to internment camps, fine with me. But there are better ways.

Hamilton, Niaraga Falls, Peterborough, Ottawa/NCR...

There's a broad spectrum of places that don't allow, or limit smoking in public...

I'm (essentially) a non-smoker, I made my wife quit before we got married... I see the results of smoking first hand (one of the leading causes of residential fires is smoking; as well as medical response to those who are suffering the effects of CA or other illness).

I'm not for smoking.

But it's legal.

I'm against the curtailing of the rights of citizens to perform a legal act... Just beacause no-smoking laws don't directly impact me, doesn't mean I don't care about the direction they head...


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.


When 'they' start limiting the rights of one group to do legal activities, we have to pay attention... Just because it's something that doesn't change my life today; doesn't mean it won't tomorrow.

For the record, if they made smoking illegal tomorrow, I'd have zero problem with that... (even with the gov't paying for addiction treatment/stop smoking programs to assist addicts in kicking their fag habbit...)

(edit - spelling)


Gone
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said by Anav:

You see fruit? Where?? Show me a province where there is fruit. Our standard of living is on a downward slope my friend. Everything is going up except my pecker and income.

Well, aside from the fact that there is plenty of fruit growing in the Niagara Peninsula in the Province of Ontario...

... you drive on freeways? You receive health care when you go to the hospital? Your kids go to school? Who do you think funds those services, and how do you think they receive a portion of that funding?



Gone
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said by LazMan:

Hamilton, Niaraga Falls, Peterborough, Ottawa/NCR...

You can add the entire Regional Municipality of Niagara to that list, because they're planning on taking the Niagara Falls law and turning into a regional bylaw.


vue666
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said by Anav:

Urban, the myth of the smoking area was actually thought up and pushed through legislation by lobby groups representing the tobacco industry.

There's no shortage of conspiracies floating around in that noggin of yours. Listening to too much Alex Jones radio perhaps...

»www.prisonplanet.com/

»www.infowars.com/about-alex-jones/

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones···io_host)

He seems to share your point of view on a few things we've been discussing....


Anav
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Thanks! I did not see them talking about construction contracts in MOntreal. I love a good conspiracy, like that far-fetched one, "there is no WMD".


peterboro
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said by LazMan:

For the record, if they made smoking illegal tomorrow, I'd have zero problem with that... (even with the gov't paying for addiction treatment/stop smoking programs to assist addicts in kicking their fag habbit...)

Same here. Ban it completely and lose your lower taxes and state supported programs or you just come across as a hypocrite.

I have never smoked and wish it didn't exist but the greater evil is the curtailing of people's freedom incrementally.

And don't fool yourself people there is a long term agenda to curtail more freedom that will eventually spill over to something you do or like guaranteed.

peterboro
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said by DKS:

I can't help it if Peterpatch is regressive.

So banning smoking outside that is of no danger to others, well I guess to the uptight anal control freaks it is to their sense of power over others, is regressive is it?

Yet on the other hand you seem to support the Ontario Smoke Free Act and the health units implimintation of such. Which is it?

Edit: that's right five tries at spelling


DKS
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said by peterboro:

said by DKS:

I can't help it if Peterpatch is regressive.

So banning smoking outside that is of no danger to others, well I guess to the uptight anal control freaks it is to their sense of power over others, is regressive is it?

Yet on the other hand you seem to support the Ontario Smoke Free Act and the health units implimintation of such. Which is it?

Edit: that's right five tries at spelling

Both. Not all municipalities have banned outdoor smoking.
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peterboro
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said by DKS:

said by peterboro:

said by DKS:

I can't help it if Peterpatch is regressive.

So banning smoking outside that is of no danger to others, well I guess to the uptight anal control freaks it is to their sense of power over others, is regressive is it?

Yet on the other hand you seem to support the Ontario Smoke Free Act and the health units implimintation of such. Which is it?

Edit: that's right five tries at spelling

Both. Not all municipalities have banned outdoor smoking.

So it's regressive yet you support it. Interesting position to take.


DKS
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said by peterboro:

So it's regressive yet you support it. Interesting position to take.

Nothing wrong with being consistently inconsistent.
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elwoodblues
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reply to urbanriot

said by urbanriot:

said by Gone:

You can thank Niagara Falls for that, they were the first municipality in Ontario to ban smoking on any city property, including parks and any other city-owned land outdoors.

Remember when all those local businesses spent many thousands, some as high as $100,000, to renovate their businesses so they could conform to the 'smoking room' laws? Then a couple of years later they change the law again...? Our government is grand.

Oh yeah I remember that, the Timmy's where all the smokers went into the glass room to have a coffee and smoke.
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


Gone
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Pocket change for Tim Hortons. It was the locally-owned bars and restaurants that got royally shafted.



LazMan
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said by Gone:

Pocket change for Tim Hortons. It was the locally-owned bars and restaurants that got royally shafted.

Most TH's are owned by the franchaise operator, not corporate... It was the same sort of hit to them, and their operations, too.


Gone
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said by LazMan:

Most TH's are owned by the franchaise operator, not corporate... It was the same sort of hit to them, and their operations, too.

"Same hit?" No way. I'm not saying it was free, but remember that a Tim Hortons franchise is a license to print money. A restaurant that is only a few years old and still not turning a profit would have taken a far harder hit from this than any Tim Hortons anywhere ever would have, and that's exactly what happened in many situations.


elwoodblues
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said by Gone:

"Same hit?" No way. I'm not saying it was free, but remember that a Tim Hortons franchise is a license to print money.

It is, but it's not cheap to get in the front door. Last time i check it was over 500m and you need at a big chunk of that to be unencumbered (cash).
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


Gone
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Nowhere near $500M, but you need to have a shitload of liquid cash to even be talked to. The whole setup is more of a club you buy into where you get a territory and have first right of refusal for anything that goes into that area. This is why Tim Hortons locations are typically all owned by the same person in any given city/area.



elwoodblues
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**Sigh**

quote:
The cost of a full Canadian franchise varies from $480,000 to $510,000* (CDN$) (plus all applicable taxes). At least $153,000 of the franchise cost must be unencumbered (cash or liquid assets), in addition to $50,000 in working capital (also unencumbered). The remaining amount may be financed through the chartered banks, upon approval of a franchise.
* The cost of a Tim Hortons license may exceed $510,000 in certain locations due to higher development costs.

And you're right, it is a club, there are 5 Tim Hortons near me of which 3 are Kiosks , all owned by the same guy.

From the TH website.
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PX Eliezer7
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Hey you guys (both of you).

[500M] means [500 MILLION] in Canada and the US.

Here is an example from Canada:
Waste Management Issues $500M Notes
»ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/waste-···487.html

--------------------

By contrast, [500k] would be [500,000] that is [500 THOUSAND].

The letter [k] represents [kilo] which is [thousand]. It's widely used in this weird Canadian thing called the metric system which we Yanks are supposed to be ignorant of.



Gone
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said by elwoodblues:

**Sigh**

said by elwoodblues:
500m
Never in my life have I ever seen anyone put "500m" to mean $500,000 or, as PX already stated, 500k


elwoodblues
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Fair enough, that was a typo, my mistake.