OT: Ville Marie tunnel - Concrete structure collapses
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08-02-2011, 12:28 AM
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I am not very well versed in the Quebecois budget
This is where you had to stop, no offense. Everyone here knows the province spends above its means, we are not at all eerily similar to Europe (which consists of a number of very different countries, with very different economies and very different challenges, many of which are much more inclined to left wing policies) or the US (which is 1. Federation of States, all with different realities 2. a decentralized government 3. a right wing country only divided by social policy and the banks/insurance vs oil/military lobbies 4. an amount and distribution of debt that's highly irrelevant to our realities) outside of sharing high deficits and debt (for vastly different reasons).
We do have an insane amount of waste and mismanagement though, but after the first year or four you'll live here, you'll understand just how this is not really culturally illogical [and especially not for the age group governing the province]. The best Quebecers either leave, pursue their passions, go into business, get a professional degree... but I've never met a brilliant one who wanted to pursue a political career. The political options in Quebec aren't interesting.
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