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  1. "Approximately 53 per cent of the population do not reach the necessary threshold to function properly in a society that each year is becoming increasingly complex. And among that percentage, 19 per cent are unable to read and write." What the heck... I knew that half the population had difficulties reading a single article, but wow... 19% are unable to read and write? Discuss please. link: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/09/08/illiteracy-in-quebec_n_8100450.html
  2. Urbanites want an urban, Sainte-Catherine style, shopping experience, complete with walk along to consecutive and contiguous storefronts lining the street. Suburbanites want the freedom and accessibility of just driving to the mall with their car, parking and going in and finding everything in one place. Why don't we see shopping centres that truly combine both? Obviously, there are malls that kind of do, but i've yet to encounter a mall that fully implements both sides of the coin. So introducing.. my vision for a mall: -Not a single exterior surface parking spot. -The m
  3. Les bourses d'Asie et d'Europe remontent en flèche vendredi, revigorées par la perspective d'une intervention massive de l'administration américaine. Pour en lire plus...
  4. High tech US firms outsource to Montreal Tue, 2008-11-11 06:03. David Cohen An IT recruitment agency in Montreal says there has been a spike in the number of American companies crossing the border into Canada -- especially Montreal -- to do their software development and to save money. Kovasys Technology cites the unstable economy in the US, and massive layoffs. It says more and more companies are deciding to save money and move their IT operations to a cheaper but not out of the way location, and for many, that means Montreal. Quebec introduced subsidies for high tech companies les
  5. http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/08/23/light-rail-disease/
  6. Not sure if this really counts as a renovation of sorts. Cineplex is planning on fixing up one or more cinemas with their UltraAVX. Plus the larger seats are supposedly in pleather. Whats funny that Montreal and Canada are finally making the cinema experience more upscale. In Mexico and Thailand certain cinemas have been like this for years. Especially the ones in Bangkok at the mall called: Siam Paragon (massive mall). The Paragon Cineplex in the mall has 15 screens. 1 of them only for members called: Enigma. One of them in Ontario or something is open to people only 19+ because they ser
  7. $1.5 billion is being pumped into a massive city re-design. Source: FastCompany San Juan, Puerto Rico, is not exactly the sort of place you’d imagine to be in dire need of a facelift and urban renewal. Images of a gorgeous coastline and old colonial architecture come to mind, but guess what? The old part of the city, "the Isleta," is rife with poor urban planning scars, such as inaccessible beaches due to ports and an excessive reliance on cars. The government has decided to infuse the city with $1.5 billion dollars to re-develop San Juan and, most of all, make it a walking city, wit
  8. http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/start+something+good/3750237/story.html
  9. La Bourse de Tokyo a entamé la journée de vendredi en hausse, les investisseurs s'offrant une pause après l'avalanche de mauvaises nouvelles de ces derniers jours, tandis que la Banque du Japon a procédé à une nouvelle injection massive d'argent frais sur le marché bancaire. Pour en lire plus...
  10. Les bourses asiatiques et européennes sont en forte progression au lendemain de l'annonce d'un plan de sauvetage par plusieurs pays européens et à quelques heures d'une mesure similaire aux États-Unis. Pour en lire plus...
  11. Les prix du pétrole montaient à l'ouverture des échanges, soutenus par la baisse du dollar après l'intervention massive des autorités américaines pour soutenir le système financier. Pour en lire plus...
  12. Du Globe and Mail In Montreal, delicate design gestures help us forget the big scandals By day and by night, there are adults flying through the air at Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles on oversize, colourful swings. Streams of cyclists whip by on dedicated bike paths. Warmed by the spring sunshine, students and gallerygoers lounge on the steps at Place des Arts, where the joys of museum, opera and symphony are recognized with fortissimo. It would seem that everything is just as it should be in Montreal, where bonhomie thrives and an art has been made of small-scale urban architec
  13. Westmount needs you! With this mailing, we are appealing to your civic duty. We need your input on the most important project the City of Westmount has put forward in its long history: the rebuilding of the Westmount arena and pool. Council would like to proceed with this project, but only if a majority of taxpayers is behind it. It is your money, after all, that will help pay for it. I shall not pretend that the history of this rebuilding project so far has been a smooth one. Mind you, nor was the struggle to restore and expand the Westmount Library in the 1990s, but it was a project mos
  14. Until 2007, I was optimistic. -Montreal posted some amazing job creation numbers from the period 1998-2007 -real estate market was booming -We had Griffintown/another office building or 2 on the horizon/an unemployment rate headed below 7% -Another 5 years of polticial stability So where are we heading? -Major projects have either been cancelled, deferred or scaled down (all of them except for the Quebec govt concert hall) griffintown/2.22/chum/muhc/701 university/1215 square philips -Creeping unemployment rate and higher CAD vs USD. -Immigration and language laws ensure
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