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08-06-2010, 07:03 AM
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does quebec city really think it has even a 0.0000001% chance of getting the olympics in 2022!?!?!?

We just hosted the olympics, Consider that Canada has already hosted 3 games, and some huge countries have never hosted. That the USA needs to host the Olympic Games soon. That developed/developing countries in Asia/Middle East/Latin America will be able to handle the infrastructure by then.

Canada is not getting another games any time soon, especially not Quebec City when a a huge international centre like Toronto hasnt had them yet.
If Sochi, Russia can host games, Quebec City sure can.

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08-06-2010, 07:25 AM
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Likewise. My old finance prof once told my class, "For years, the Canadian government worked to reduce the debt, and we were so close to paying it all off. Then, the Conservatives came into power and lowered taxes and increased spending. It was like paying off years of credit card debt, and then when you were down to the last few hundred dollars, you said 'SHOPPING SPREE!'"

Quite frankly, I would much rather see them transfer the money to the Quebec university system that is currently underfunded by about $400M. Students will soon see the effects of years and years of cut funds to the education system and I don't expect it to have a positive impact on the economy either.
It's physically impossible to pay off the debt. It's a Liberal talking point is all. It can't be done and never will.

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08-06-2010, 07:34 AM
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I hope people will not vote form them JUST because they will give away money...

BQ/PQ FTW

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08-06-2010, 07:39 AM
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I hope people will not vote form them JUST because they will give away money...

BQ/PQ FTW
Way to waste your vote.

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nice way to get the french vote.
I think it is obsurd that they would fund a new arena

I need a new car gimme gimme i pay taxes

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Way to waste your vote.

Waste my vote? Since when voting for a party that respect my philosophy is wasting a vote?

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Waste my vote? Since when voting for a party that respect my philosophy is wasting a vote?
But but but it's un-canadian!

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08-06-2010, 09:49 AM
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In truth, they ripped out so much money that were going to the culture and films, if they're gonna pay a small amount for an arena, it's a small relief. But they should really think about at least restoring what was going to the provinces for the industry of cinema.
Wait...shouldn't these businesses be able to exist without government subsidies?? pretty funny

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1. Legalize pot in Quebec
2. Tax it, like fifty cents per joint
3. Fund arenas galore, and much more

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It's physically impossible to pay off the debt. It's a Liberal talking point is all. It can't be done and never will.
We ran a surplus for close to a decade, we were paying off the debt.

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It is possible, and the Liberals did a decent job of slashing some federal spending and firing civil servants, but a lot of it was also smoke and mirrors (cutting military budget to unsustainable levels & uploading some expenses from federal responsibility to provincial budgets).

The Conervatives have been spending a lot, you can at least say it's less than the USA, also you can't completely blame them since they were pushed into the big "stimulus" by the opposition parties as well, they had no choice or the government would fall.

Jim Flaherty is a moron tho I can't believe he hasnt been fired yet.

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It is possible, and the Liberals did a decent job of slashing some federal spending and firing civil servants, but a lot of it was also smoke and mirrors (cutting military budget to unsustainable levels & uploading some expenses from federal responsibility to provincial budgets).

The Conervatives have been spending a lot, you can at least say it's less than the USA, also you can't completely blame them since they were pushed into the big "stimulus" by the opposition parties as well, they had no choice or the government would fall.

Jim Flaherty is a moron tho I can't believe he hasnt been fired yet.
Take your bs somewhere else.

Anything that Harper did was 100% his idea or his fault. Stop blaming everyone else for his failings.

So what if "his" government failed. As long as a majority of elected Members of Parliament pass a bill it is not a "crime" or the end of the world.

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It is possible, and the Liberals did a decent job of slashing some federal spending and firing civil servants, but a lot of it was also smoke and mirrors (cutting military budget to unsustainable levels & uploading some expenses from federal responsibility to provincial budgets).

The Conervatives have been spending a lot, you can at least say it's less than the USA, also you can't completely blame them since they were pushed into the big "stimulus" by the opposition parties as well, they had no choice or the government would fall.

Jim Flaherty is a moron tho I can't believe he hasnt been fired yet.
Another reason why the Liberals were able to run surplus' and pay off debt is the fact that the economy at the time was booming due to the influx of high-tec, which of course had nothing to do with the governing practices of the Liberals.

Btw the frivoulous spending of the Conservatives are in large part due to the so-called 'coalition opposition' cornering them into spending to help save the Canadian economy.

Im pretty synical when it comes to politics, very few politicians have any regard for the people and only care for their own re-election. Buying seats, which is what this arena funding appears to be can be added to a long list of goverments (regardless of party) trying to get re-elected by any means necessary.

Unfortunately the Conservatives at this time appear to be the only party that has any ability to properly run the country, the Liberals are still a mess and the NDP are a joke.

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Another reason why the Liberals were able to run surplus' and pay off debt is the fact that the economy at the time was booming due to the influx of high-tec, which of course had nothing to do with the governing practices of the Liberals.

Btw the frivoulous spending of the Conservatives are in large part due to the so-called 'coalition opposition' cornering them into spending to help save the Canadian economy.

Im pretty synical when it comes to politics, very few politicians have any regard for the people and only care for their own re-election. Buying seats, which is what this arena funding appears to be can be added to a long list of goverments (regardless of party) trying to get re-elected by any means necessary.

Unfortunately the Conservatives at this time appear to be the only party that has any ability to properly run the country, the Liberals are still a mess and the NDP are a joke.
More talking points that are 90% nonsense.

Fact: we are a resource based economy and most resources were at or near rock bottom. Where was the price of oil, the price of gold, the price of copper, the price of newsprint or the price of wheat?

The Conservatives cornered themselves and then proceeded to drop a bag of stupid pills on themselves. The Liberal party was in disarray, their leader had agreed to step down, nobody was in charge of the party or was even in the slightest interested in plotting to take over and run the country. But, that was a great time for Harper to kick a dog when they were down and it backfired on him. It was own ugliness and meanness that he got tangled up in.

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If Quebec want the Olympic game they will need a new mountain too.

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does quebec city really think it has even a 0.0000001% chance of getting the olympics in 2022!?!?!?

We just hosted the olympics, Consider that Canada has already hosted 3 games, and some huge countries have never hosted. That the USA needs to host the Olympic Games soon. That developed/developing countries in Asia/Middle East/Latin America will be able to handle the infrastructure by then.

Canada is not getting another games any time soon, especially not Quebec City when a a huge international centre like Toronto hasnt had them yet.
Quebec City almost got the 2002 games, but Salt Lake City got the games. They eventually found out the the Salt Lake bid was the most corrupt, bribe-filled bid of all time.

It could happen, but won't anytime soon.

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More talking points that are 90% nonsense.

Fact: we are a resource based economy and most resources were at or near rock bottom. Where was the price of oil, the price of gold, the price of copper, the price of newsprint or the price of wheat?

The Conservatives cornered themselves and then proceeded to drop a bag of stupid pills on themselves. The Liberal party was in disarray, their leader had agreed to step down, nobody was in charge of the party or was even in the slightest interested in plotting to take over and run the country. But, that was a great time for Harper to kick a dog when they were down and it backfired on him. It was own ugliness and meanness that he got tangled up in.
Agreed the bullying tactic of attempting to take away party funding only helped solidify the opposition against him, a mind boggling decision on his and the party's part.

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