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  1. mont royal

    Tour des Canadiens 2 - 51 étages

    Right. Put the colonials in the frontlines.
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    Amazon looking for a location to have a 2nd HQ

    This week’s studies on the demographics of immigrant groups in Toronto makes it very clear how entrenched racism is in Toronto. Nosurprise there. Don’ t forget; Ontario is the world capital of political correctness; none of these issues can be discussed openly. Quebec is at the other end of the spectrum; unpleasant issues must be openly discussed and dealt with. Yes, it is difficult and tense sometimes, but we get through it and move on. Meanwhile in Ontario, including Toronto, the evils of racism and bigotry fester dangerously below the surface until they explode... literally.
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    Amazon looking for a location to have a 2nd HQ

    Ontario is already seeing how its dependence on the American-dominated aut0- manufacturing business is making them vulnerable As Trump threatens additional tariffs there. 50, 000 new employees under American control would only deepen their branch-plant dependence. We have some of that same effect here, but we are nowhere near as vulnerable as Ontario.
  4. mont royal

    Quinzecent - 37 étages

    `Anything to make a profit: Gee whiz, that's awful,,,.so different from our benevolent Canadian corporate leadership. Thankfully, they are so community- minded here; always thinking first of what`s best for the community; never putting profit first. .
  5. mont royal

    Le Quebec perd ses sieges sociaux

    I agree that this issue needs to be looked at closely. Montreal based head offices need to respond as did a recent Toronto-based company: when the newly employed CEO insisted that he continue to reside in Vancouver, the Board simply decided not to hire him. Even in the era of global communications, there are very strong arguments to be made as to why the CEO should work alongside his colleagues in the Head Office. It is important to sensitize Quebec -based enterprises to push hard for senior officials, and especially the CEOs, to reside in Montreal. Bell Canada is a good case in point. When the CEO was hired and requested to come to the Montreal Head Office, he refused on the basis that this would disrupt the education of hos children. (You have to only imagine how many employees are transferred annually by Bell with no thought given to the impact on the children.). Since then Mr. Cope has refused to speak in French when he comes to Montreal and has gradually shifted responsibilities to where he is located, which of course only reinforces the argument that the CEO should be close to the head Office personnel. This was never a business decision; this appears to be an expression of intolerance and bigotry on the part of the CEO. As much as I would agree that something should be done about this phenomenon, the situation is not so one-sided as the article implies. First issue; who belongs to Quebec Inc.? I have always understood that Quebec Inc. refers to the boom of entrepreneurial spirit that emerged amongst Quebecers as a result of the Quiet Revolution. A new breed of Quebecer emerged and a new and local body of knowledge was being generated by such institutions as HEC. Of the list in the Journal de M, only one company really falls into that category, Couch-Tard, and it has just spent millions on expanding its HQ. (I still agree that their CEO should be required to move to Montreal; otherwise he will slowly surround himself with senior official that he knows should be close by). Each company on the list should be looked at independently, but neither Molson’s nor Bell can properly be identified as being part of Quebec Inc. They both are descendants of corporations founded and overseen by the Anglo elite long before the Quiet Revolution. Another point: so far this year up to Sept 1, by my calculation Quebec Corporations have bought out 35 companies located outside of Quebec. In each case this is a strengthening of Head Office impact in Quebec. On the other side of the ledger, only 4 Quebec-owned companies have been bought by outside interests and, in some of these cases, the head Office remains in Montreal. (These numbers may not be totally accurate, but I have tried to follow this issue closely since January. This is a rather staggering differential and bodes well for the long-term strength and dynamism of Quebec Inc.
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    Royalmount "Quinze40"

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    Royalmount "Quinze40"

    This is not a rendering, This is Disneyland. The only thing that is missing is the Castle. Maybe it is in the background, and we ae blinded by all the searchlights.
  8. mont royal

    Primera Air FRA-YUL, Aer Lingus DUB-YUL

    I agree. When someone comes into their turf, tHey tend to go toe to toe (not the case in Mexico City though).
  9. mont royal

    YUL - 38, 38 étages

    Re Queens, you are totally right. Last time I looked (about 6 or 7 years ago) the Queen's Hotel sandstones were still in storage. In my view, they are an important part of our patrimoine. However, as the years pass, it is increasingly unlikely that they will be remembered. One more phoney deal, one more broken promise. I am glad that you reminded us of them.
  10. mont royal

    Air Canada veut racheter Aéroplan

    I totally agree that everyone is entitled to their opinion ....based on their own experience. SKYMTL tried to prioritize the value of his opinion by reminding us that he, `travels enough:' , presumably to know better than most. I simply indicated that I also have extensive experience with AC (mostly international) and have always been grateful when I had the choice of AC. In over 40 years of travel to close to 100 countries, I have traveled globally on well over 100 airlines, and AC was always a welcome bit of home to me...and still is.
  11. mont royal

    Air Canada veut racheter Aéroplan

    Sorry, but it is hard to believe that you are being rational. AC is the only Canadian airline that has a world-class aura to it. Its not perfect; no airline is; and maybe you have had some difficult experiences with it, but to requote you a little, I travel enough to know that Air very good.
  12. We will see whether they survive or not. Of course , more choice is good for the consumer...but obviously they have to deliver the goods. I can’ t believe that you are arguing that less choice is better for the consumer. Or, are you simply gloating because the new competition is so shoddy?
  13. Their name says it all; W.E.S.T J.E.T. (We`re English Speaking Transport. Just English. Thanks. )
  14. mont royal

    Tour des Canadiens 2 - 51 étages

    Definitely has a post-apocalyptic look to it.