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10-07-2008, 02:23 PM
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Yes, other issues like pissing away our tax dollars on having construction done wrong repeatedly. Yay I can't wait to piss away almost half my income so the roads they pave will look like **** 6 months later, YAY!!!!
We're going a little off-topic (Okay a lot) but I've seen a street in Ste-Thérèse that was repaved in his entirety and 1 month after there was a big crack in the middle of it all the way from start to finish....

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10-07-2008, 02:24 PM
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sad, every year my birthday falls on the same weekend as the GP so its easy to find something to do.
Gonna suck now that St Laurent and Crecent wont be closed off.

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10-07-2008, 02:26 PM
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We're going a little off-topic (Okay a lot) but I've seen a street in Ste-Thérèse that was repaved in his entirety and 1 month after there was a big crack in the middle of it all the way from start to finish....
Yeah I went a little off topic but in my defense, someone else did first

And yeah, that is where most of our tax $ goes, to wasteful things. I'm not sure this is true, but I read somewhere that Quebec has the highest percentage of government employees in the world, and this is even when compaired with countries (I don't think army was considered, like soldiers etc)

But yeah, Quebec being a have not province is a really wasteful place in terms of tax dollars, we need that F1 to provide more $ to the wasteful qc government so we don't get hosed as much

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10-07-2008, 02:31 PM
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I don't think that North America is in an ''economically '' viable situation to make the GP work, add to that a circuit that's just waaaaaaaay too old, add to that unrestricted do and advertise whatever the **** you want circuits in the far east and middle east ...

and yup ...

to be frank though ... I would have rather seen F-1 than Nascar ...

But ... F1 is run allot like MLB, it's a HUGE mafia


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10-07-2008, 02:33 PM
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meh...we'll have a week long stanley cup parade instead
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10-07-2008, 03:21 PM
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you know, there isnt one event under the FIA umbrella in north america now that F1 has left.

There were talks of the WRC making a stop in quebec.

This is very dissappointing. i hope it gets resolved. North America is a huge automotive market. I would have expected them to push more with some events. WRC, Touring cars...etc. very sad.

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10-07-2008, 03:30 PM
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meh...we'll have a week long stanley cup parade instead
I like that thought..

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cancel the jazz festival while they're at it
I was just thinking that it would be like losing the Cork Jazz Festival, even worse..

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10-07-2008, 03:49 PM
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We're going a little off-topic (Okay a lot) but I've seen a street in Ste-Thérèse that was repaved in his entirety and 1 month after there was a big crack in the middle of it all the way from start to finish....
Yeah, but Saint-Thérèse isn't a reference to starts with.

I used to skateboard, and the streets there felt like marbles on my wheels.

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10-07-2008, 03:50 PM
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I really don't care about F1,ain't waking up at 7am on a Sunday to watch a race.Anyways it sucks for that weekend cause it's great to be in Montreal on f1 weekend.Gonna find something else to do

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10-07-2008, 04:18 PM
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Can the sexy women, beautiful cars, and parties in the streets stay?

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10-07-2008, 05:34 PM
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I really don't care about F1,ain't waking up at 7am on a Sunday to watch a race.Anyways it sucks for that weekend cause it's great to be in Montreal on f1 weekend.Gonna find something else to do
the race in montreal was never at 7am

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10-07-2008, 05:46 PM
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This is B.S. how did we ever let this happen. I better discouver a new energy source or something for cash, need to get baseball team back & now the cars & sexy girls...

Lots of work to do....

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10-07-2008, 06:24 PM
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sucks but I can understand this from the FIA point of view.

the track was old and the sponsorship money wasnt there. Compare it to rich cities like Abu Dhabi and you just cant compete. FIA is a business.

Remember MTL got a lot of tourists and parties around the city, etc. but that doesnt really help the FIA.

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10-07-2008, 06:44 PM
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Disastrous for the city of Montreal, I don't understand what's Bernie's problem. Unfortunatly, we might never know.

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10-07-2008, 07:15 PM
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Malaysia, or any other asian market that has about a 50 % poverty rate, can have its races.

Montreal is not a major sports city. It has become a bottom dweller in international sports. It's Habs country and nothing else. Montreal cannot afford any major sporting infrastructure (case and point the soccer field, which was built by private funds). It lost its baseball team, it hosts a second tier football circuit, and a second tier soccer circuit. Now, the only international sporting event in the city is the Rogers Cup. Which, in reality, is nothing more than a satellite tournament.

Montreal nas not evolved. It doesn't take a genious to see that the Ile Notre-Dame infrastructures were mediocre at best compared to all the new circuits. It needs some revamping, major revamping, but nobody wants to invest.

People should stop complaining and realize that the city is not the glorious hip town it used to be. I don't live there anymore and everytime I come back to the downtown area, my birthplace looks like it still lives in the 80's. Crescent was solid in the 80's. It's not anymore. It never evolved in any way. Montreal is in shambles. Face it. It will even lose its title of festival capital of Canada, losing the Just for Laughs festival to Toronto (the english side of it), and on the verge of losing its Festival de Jazz (well, Montreal won't lose it, but Tòronto has the intention of having an even bigger one in the next 2 summers).

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10-08-2008, 02:33 AM
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Malaysia, or any other asian market that has about a 50 % poverty rate, can have its races.

Montreal is not a major sports city. It has become a bottom dweller in international sports. It's Habs country and nothing else. Montreal cannot afford any major sporting infrastructure (case and point the soccer field, which was built by private funds). It lost its baseball team, it hosts a second tier football circuit, and a second tier soccer circuit. Now, the only international sporting event in the city is the Rogers Cup. Which, in reality, is nothing more than a satellite tournament.

Montreal nas not evolved. It doesn't take a genious to see that the Ile Notre-Dame infrastructures were mediocre at best compared to all the new circuits. It needs some revamping, major revamping, but nobody wants to invest.

People should stop complaining and realize that the city is not the glorious hip town it used to be. I don't live there anymore and everytime I come back to the downtown area, my birthplace looks like it still lives in the 80's. Crescent was solid in the 80's. It's not anymore. It never evolved in any way. Montreal is in shambles. Face it. It will even lose its title of festival capital of Canada, losing the Just for Laughs festival to Toronto (the english side of it), and on the verge of losing its Festival de Jazz (well, Montreal won't lose it, but Tòronto has the intention of having an even bigger one in the next 2 summers).
Gatineau > Montréal

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10-08-2008, 03:26 AM
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Malaysia, or any other asian market that has about a 50 % poverty rate, can have its races.

Montreal is not a major sports city. It has become a bottom dweller in international sports. It's Habs country and nothing else. Montreal cannot afford any major sporting infrastructure (case and point the soccer field, which was built by private funds). It lost its baseball team, it hosts a second tier football circuit, and a second tier soccer circuit. Now, the only international sporting event in the city is the Rogers Cup. Which, in reality, is nothing more than a satellite tournament.

Montreal nas not evolved. It doesn't take a genious to see that the Ile Notre-Dame infrastructures were mediocre at best compared to all the new circuits. It needs some revamping, major revamping, but nobody wants to invest.

People should stop complaining and realize that the city is not the glorious hip town it used to be. I don't live there anymore and everytime I come back to the downtown area, my birthplace looks like it still lives in the 80's. Crescent was solid in the 80's. It's not anymore. It never evolved in any way. Montreal is in shambles. Face it. It will even lose its title of festival capital of Canada, losing the Just for Laughs festival to Toronto (the english side of it), and on the verge of losing its Festival de Jazz (well, Montreal won't lose it, but Tòronto has the intention of having an even bigger one in the next 2 summers).
Just for laughs? I thought it was called the videotron festival.

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10-08-2008, 06:49 AM
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Malaysia, or any other asian market that has about a 50 % poverty rate, can have its races.

Montreal is not a major sports city. It has become a bottom dweller in international sports. It's Habs country and nothing else. Montreal cannot afford any major sporting infrastructure (case and point the soccer field, which was built by private funds). It lost its baseball team, it hosts a second tier football circuit, and a second tier soccer circuit. Now, the only international sporting event in the city is the Rogers Cup. Which, in reality, is nothing more than a satellite tournament.

Montreal nas not evolved. It doesn't take a genious to see that the Ile Notre-Dame infrastructures were mediocre at best compared to all the new circuits. It needs some revamping, major revamping, but nobody wants to invest.

People should stop complaining and realize that the city is not the glorious hip town it used to be. I don't live there anymore and everytime I come back to the downtown area, my birthplace looks like it still lives in the 80's. Crescent was solid in the 80's. It's not anymore. It never evolved in any way. Montreal is in shambles. Face it. It will even lose its title of festival capital of Canada, losing the Just for Laughs festival to Toronto (the english side of it), and on the verge of losing its Festival de Jazz (well, Montreal won't lose it, but Tòronto has the intention of having an even bigger one in the next 2 summers).
The problem is not Montréal. It's the whole province, ans stuff started going south when we lost the Nordiques.

The government doesn't want to spend a dime on sportive and cultural events. Result is that we lose them.

You can say Montréal is Habs town or whatever, if Gillett would have felt like it, we wouldn't even have the Habs anymore. Nobody in Québec showed up to buy the Habs.

It's about time the government wakes up and do something, because culturally it's starting to look rather bland. I mean, here in Québec people are going pretty crazy for the Remparts, Rouge et Or and Capitales, but it's nothing like it was with the Nordiques, who brought in a lot of money in the city.

It's no surprise the Als are so popular in Montréal. They just filled a void at the right time.

Also, it seems like Québec is victim to people who think there isn't enough money to be done here. People like Bud Selig and Bernie ecclestone.

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10-08-2008, 08:24 AM
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This is balls. Went to it this summer for the first time with some buddies, had a great time.

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10-08-2008, 08:42 AM
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So watching TSN this morning. There's no clear cut reason why.
1 - Disagreement between F1 and track officials
2 - Abbu Dhabbi is investing $100,000,000.00 in a track and also building a theme park

This is so much BS, How is a premier North American event just simply let go? Quebec politicians are talking about it but not one of them are talking about ways to get it back, just looking on where to place blame.

I've been to many places in Canada and Quebec is definately the most culturally rich province around from music, arts to making people laugh and everything in between. How is it that the lead people are just letting things go by? I've always loved a Quebecers pride on their provinces culture and now feel a bit of loss for everyone, not just Quebecois, but Canadians.

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Since the city has a contract with them till 2011 could they sue them for $75M for each of the remaining races?

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Since the city has a contract with them till 2011 could they sue them for $75M for each of the remaining races?
Everybody' saying that if Ecclestone got out of that contract, it has to mean that there are clauses in there that permit him to do so. Either he wouldn't break a contract like that, or either that any "penalties" he would have to pay for doing so, wouldn't be nothing for him. So if there's something we can do, I hope we do it. If not, well he just using the fine prints.....

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