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07-19-2006, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by beowulf View Post
I don't know where you are getting a fan base of 2M plus but according to this http://www.citymayors.com/gratis/canadian_cities.html site Quebec and Winnipeg are almost exactly the same size and are far smaller the Ottawa.

Also Quebec City is far from a rich city. In fact according to Revenue Canada, the average income in 2001 was 26,531$, Ottawa on the other hand is over 40,000$ and Winnipeg was at 30,160$. You can find that info half way down this page http://www.city.welland.on.ca/EDC/profile/eIncome.pdf
Those numbers are pretty much bogus for 1 simple reason, Quebec City as a city is not the same it was in 2001. Its now Quebec, Ste-foy, Charlesbourgh all together.(So basically the richer part of the city added to the mostly working class(the one in the stats.)

After this year census we will know much more.

And then you add the economic boom started by the CDTI, the Liberal politics with their move to the private sector.(Quebec City being the main city to profit from this) All this added to the massive retraitees in the public sector and you have a recipe for a big economic rebound that is happening today.

I just learn more details about this rumor on the radio, weird weird, Its been said Red Bull actually bought a big chunk of space near the Gallerie de la Capitale. That being said, maybe its just a skate park of some stuff like this, but there is no official details on what they are planning to do. The plot thickens. Dreams Dreams Dreams.

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