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  1. SNC-Lavalin: deux milliards en contrats dans l'Ouest 5 mai 2007 - 15h04 La Presse Martin Vallières Vancouver Pour la première fois, SNC-Lavalin tenait son assemblée d'actionnaires dans la métropole de la côte ouest canadienne. Et pour cause. La Colombie-Britannique et l'Alberta, en plein boom économique, pèsent au moins deux milliards dans le carnet de commandes de 10,4 milliards de SNC-Lavalin, a confirmé son président, Jacques Lamarre, à La Presse Affaires. Il y a bien sûr, en Alberta, plusieurs contrats reliés aux projets pétroliers et gaziers. Mais la province voisine est aussi en plein boom d'investissement. À preuve, les nombreux chantiers dans les environs immédiats de l'hôtel du centre-ville de Vancouver, où avait lieu l'assemblée de SNC-Lavalin. Et la firme montréalaise dirige même le plus gros et le plus compliqué de ces chantiers vancouverois. Il s'agit de la ligne de métro au centre-ville et de train aéroportuaire qui doit ouvrir quelques mois avant les Jeux olympiques d'hiver, en février 2010. SNC-Lavalin est le maître d'oeuvre de ce projet de 1,9 milliard, ainsi qu'un investisseur dans la société d'exploitation de la «Canada Line», pour un mandat de 30 ans. La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec est aussi impliquée. Ailleurs en Colombie-Britannique, SNC-Lavalin a un autre projet particulier d'ingénierie et de gestion. Il s'agit du remplacement du «pont autoroutier flottant» sur le lac Okanagan, à Kelowna. Ce projet d'un peu plus de 200 millions est dans une région de villégiature et d'agriculture en forte croissance, située au milieu des chaînes montagneuses entre Vancouver et Calgary.
  2. http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/societe/201001/08/01-937487-urbanisme-a-vancouver-la-grande-audace-de-la-cote-ouest.php
  3. Don't have a million dollars for a Vancouver home? A new Twitter campaign shows youre not alone The #DontHave1Million hashtag is spreading on Twitter, as people complain about being priced out of the housing market. Photograph by: Screenshot , Twitter Don’t have $1 million for a house in Vancouver? Turns out you’re not alone. A hashtag campaign created by 29-year-old Vancouverite Eveline Xia is encouraging priced-out urbanites to speak up about their home ownership woes by sharing their age and profession on Twitter. The campaign, called #DontHave1Million, is attracting posts from engineers, planners and scientists, as well as real estate agents from other B.C. communities where housing is cheaper. “Will never be able to afford living in the city I grew up in,” tweeted a business graduate. “Every city everywhere in this country needs the people that keep it going,” added an industrial rigger and specialty mover. “If only I could plant a money tree instead of bok choi, kale or mustard,” said another poster. But others countered with posts calling the tweeters entitled. “Don’t be foolish ... rent and invest instead,” said one. “Buy within your means. Move to the burbs. Suck it up, buttercup,” said another. Responding to critics of her campaign in a statement on Twitter, Xia said her generation is “not looking for a handout,” but rather “asking for a fighting chance to stay here in the city we love.” Salaries have not kept pace with housing prices, she noted, and young, talented workers are beginning to leave in favour of communities where they can afford to buy a home for their families. “To have a diverse, interesting and thriving community, Vancouver needs people like us to stay, work and raise our families here,” she said. According to a VanCity report released in March, the average detached Vancouver home could cost $2.1 million by 2030. “Although 75 per cent of Millennials think that home ownership is a primary long-term goal ... many will have to revise their goals to accommodate rising unaffordability in Metro Vancouver,” said the report. Warning that if trends are not reversed, homes in the suburbs will also become increasingly unaffordable for people earning the median income, the report said a reversal would be possible through public policy and changes in financial practices. Those using the #DontHave1Million hashtag expressed hope that the social media campaign would be the start of a “revolt” leading to change. [email protected] sent via Tapatalk
  4. Des pharmacies du Downtown Eastside offrent de 5$ à 10$ par ordonnance pour attirer les toxicomanes dans leur établissement. Pour en lire plus...
  5. Toronto #12 Vancouver #18 Montreal #22 Not bad.. but be nice to rival Toronto a bit more. http://www.managementthinking.eiu.com/sites/default/files/downloads/Hot%20Spots.pdf
  6. Québec évitera la récession, mais pas Montréal Publié le 01 avril 2009 à 06h47 | Mis à jour à 06h49 La Presse (Montréal) Saskatoon et Regina font souvent sourire en raison de leur climat rude et de leur vie nocturne peu animée. Ces deux villes de la Saskatchewan feront toutefois des jalouses parmi leurs rivales canadiennes cette année. Le climat sera toujours aussi peu accueillant et les soirées finiront toujours aussi tôt, mais les deux villes des Prairies devraient connaître la plus grande croissance économique au pays en 2009. Leur secret afin d'éviter la récession? L'immigration - principalement celle en provenance de l'Alberta, la province voisine. «Saskatoon et Regina ont fait une campagne de charme auprès de leurs anciens résidants partis s'établir en Alberta afin qu'ils rentrent au bercail, dit Mario Lefebvre, économiste au Conference Board du Canada. Elles font valoir que bien des gens partis en Alberta pourraient vendre leur maison à profit et revenir s'établir en Saskatchewan, où les possibilités d'emploi sont intéressantes et le coût de la vie moins élevé.» Selon les prévisions du Conference Board du Canada, seulement six des 13 grandes villes du pays devraient éviter la récession en 2009: Saskatoon ("1,7%), Regina ("1,6%), Winnipeg ("1,1%), Québec ("0,6%), Ottawa-Gatineau ("0,2%) et Halifax (0,0%). Sur ces six survivantes, cinq ont un point en commun: leur statut de capitale et, surtout, la fonction publique qui vient avec. «Les capitales ont généralement une économie plus stable et moins sensible aux soubresauts économiques», dit Mario Lefebvre. Vancouver déchante Alors que la ville de Québec évitera la récession en raison du poids de la fonction publique, Montréal vivra son premier recul économique depuis 1991. Le Conference Board prévoit 25 000 pertes d'emplois dans la métropole québécoise, comparativement à aucune à Québec. À l'échelle canadienne, 300 000 personnes devraient perdre leur emploi en 2009. Avec un recul prévu de 0,5%, Montréal arrive 10e rang sur 13 du classement du Conference Board. Seules les villes de Vancouver (-0,9%), Toronto (-1,6%) et Hamilton (-1,9%) devraient connaître une année plus difficile sur le plan économique. Si les déboires de l'économie ontarienne n'étonnent personne, ceux de Vancouver sont plus intrigants à moins d'un an des Jeux olympiques d'hiver de 2010. L'aventure olympique devait engendrer un boom économique dans la métropole de la Colombie-Britannique. Cette dernière vivra plutôt sa première récession depuis que le Conference Board a commencé à publier la croissance économique des villes en 1987. «La plupart des travaux sur les sites olympiques sont déjà terminés, dit Mario Lefebvre. C'est positif d'un point de vue logistique, mais pas d'un point de vue économique.»
  7. Il y a un article qui est passé sans que personne n'y fasse attention dans les médias. Ça vend beaucoup plus dire que les cônes oranges et Ferrandez vont tuer à eux seuls l'activité économique d'une ville de 3 millions d'habitants. On est comme ça ici `: on aime juste quand ça va mal. ------------------------------------------------------------ Transport Montréal: 31 minutes en moyenne pour aller travailler Agence QMI 05/09/2011 16h46 Seriez-vous étonnés d’apprendre que les travailleurs de la région de Montréal passent en moyenne 31 minutes pour se rendre au boulot? C’est ce que révèle la plus récente étude réalisée par Statistique Canada concernant le temps de déplacement entre la maison et le travail en auto, en transport en commun ou à pied. La moyenne canadienne est de 26 minutes, soit cinq minutes de moins qu’à Montréal, tous modes de transport confondus. À Toronto, on parle plutôt de 33 minutes. «Il faut préciser qu’on inclut l’ensemble de la grande région montréalaise», a affirmé Martin Turcotte, chercheur pour Statistique Canada. «Les données vont aussi comprendre des gens qui restent en banlieue et qui travaillent en banlieue à proximité de leur domicile». Cependant, 27% des gens de la région montréalaise prennent 45 minutes ou plus pour leur déplacement entre leur domicile et leur lieu de travail, une proportion plus grande qu’ailleurs au pays. L’étude, intitulée Se rendre au travail: résultats de l’Enquête sociale générale de 2010 a été diffusée en août, mais a été réalisée en 2010 grâce à un échantillon de 6650 répondants. Environ 85% des participants se disent «satisfaits» ou «très satisfaits» de la durée de leur déplacement alors que seulement 15% seraient «insatisfaits». Parmi les gens qui consacrent 45 minutes pour se rendre au bureau, 36% trouvent leur journée «stressante» ou «extrêmement stressante». «On a même vu que le temps de déplacement exerçait une influence indépendante sur le stress. Ça démontre que ce ne sont pas seulement les autres facteurs de la vie qui causent le stress, mais bel et bien le déplacement en tant que tel», a expliqué M. Turcotte. L’étude révèle également que les déplacements sont plus longs en transport en commun qu’en automobile pour une distance équivalente. La moyenne canadienne se situe à 44 minutes pour les usagers des trains de banlieue, des autobus ou du métro. À Toronto et Vancouver, les usagers ont consacré environ vingt minutes de plus que les automobilistes pour se rendre au travail. La situation s’améliore à Montréal puisqu’on parle plutôt de 10 minutes supplémentaires. Près de 75% des automobilistes questionnés à ce sujet estiment que le transport en commun serait «assez peu pratique» ou «très peu pratique», ce qui ne décourage pas pour autant la Société de transport de Montréal. «Notre objectif d’ici 2020, c’est d’aller chercher 5% des automobilistes», a affirmé François Pépin, le directeur des études en planification des transports à la STM. ------------------------------------------------------------ Moyenne des temps de déplacement pour se rendre au travail en 2010: Toronto: 33 min Montréal: 31 min Vancouver: 30 min Ottawa/Gatineau: 27 min Calgary: 26 min Edmonton: 23 min
  8. Après Vancouver... Toronto... dans une tour de condos dans le centre-ville de Montréal??? http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/m/episodes/the-condo-game
  9. City planners take new look at urban vistas Frances Bula, Special to the Globe and Mail, March 30th, 2009 --------------------- Vancouver’s famous view corridors have prompted more anguished howls from architects than almost anything else I can think of over the years. Now, the city is looking at re-examining them. (And, as the sharp-eyed people at skyscraper.com have noted, the posting for people to run the public consultation went up on city website Friday. You can see their comments on the whole debate here.) You can get a flavour of the arguments from my story in the Globe today, which I’ve reproduced below. --------------------- Vancouver is legendary as a city that has fought to prevent buildings from intruding on its spectacular mountain backdrop and ocean setting. Unlike Calgary, which lost its chance to preserve views of the Rockies 25 years ago, or Toronto, which has allowed a highway plus a wall of condo towers to go up between the city and its lake, Vancouver set an aggressive policy almost two decades ago to protect more than two dozen designated view corridors. But now the city is entertaining re-examining that controversial policy, one that has its fierce defenders and its equally fierce critics, especially the architects who have had to slice off or squish parts of buildings to make them fit around the corridors. And the city’s head planner is signalling that he’s definitely open to change. “I’ve got a serious appetite for shifting those view corridors,” says Brent Toderian, a former Calgary planner hired two years ago, who has been working hard to set new directions in a city famous for its urban planning. “The view corridors have been one of the most monumental city-shaping tools in Vancouver’s history but they need to be looked at again. We have a mountain line and we have a building line where that line is inherently subjective.” The issue isn’t just about preserving views versus giving architects free rein. Vancouver has used height and density bonuses to developers with increasing frequency in return for all kinds of community benefits, including daycares, parks, theatres and social housing. A height limit means less to trade for those amenities. Mr. Toderian, who thinks the city also needs to establish some new view corridors along with adjusting or eliminating others, says a public hearing on the issue won’t happen until the fall, but he is already kicking off the discussion quietly in the hope that it will turn into a wide-ranging debate. “The input for the last few years has been one-sided, from the people who think the view corridors should be abolished,” he said. “But we’re looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks. Most people who would support them don’t even think about them. They think the views we have are by accident.” The view-corridor policy, formally adopted in 1989, was the result of public complaints over some tall buildings going up, including Harbour Centre, which is now, with its tower and revolving restaurant, seen as a defining part of the Vancouver skyline. But then, it helped spur a public consultation process and policy development that many say confused the goal of preserving views with a mathematical set of rules that often didn’t make sense. One of those critics is prominent architect Richard Henriquez, who said the corridors don’t protect the views that people have consistently said they value most from the city’s many beaches and along streets that terminate at the water. Instead, he says many of the view corridors are arbitrarily chosen points that preserve a shard of view for commuters coming into town. That has resulted in the city losing billions of dollars of potential development “for someone driving along so they can get a glimpse of something for a second.” And, Mr. Henriquez argues, city residents have a wealth of exposure to the city’s mountains throughout the region. “Downtown Vancouver is a speck of urbanity in a sea of views,” said Mr. Henriquez, who is feeling the problem acutely these days while he works on a development project downtown where the owners are trying to preserve a historic residential hotel, the Murray, while building an economically feasible tower on the smaller piece of land next to it. The view corridor means the building has to be shorter and broader and is potentially undoable. His project is one in a long list of projects that have been abandoned or altered because of view corridor rules in Vancouver. The Shangri-La Hotel, currently the tallest building in the city at 650 feet, is sliced diagonally along one side to prevent it from straying into the view corridor. At the Woodward’s project, which redeveloped the city’s historic department store, one tower had to be shortened and the other raised to fit the corridor. And architect Bing Thom’s plan for a crystal spire on top of a development next to the Hotel Georgia was eventually dropped because city officials refused to budge on allowing the needle-like top to protrude. But one person wary about the city tinkering with the policy is former city councillor Gordon Price. “When people talk about revisiting, it just means one thing: eroding,” said Mr. Price, still a vocal advocate on urban issues. “People may only get this fragment of a view but it’s very precious. And those fragments will become scarcer as the city grows. The longer they remain intact, the more valuable they become.” It’s a debate that’s unique to Vancouver. Mr. Toderian said that when he was in Calgary, there was no discussion about trying to preserve views from the downtown to the Rockies in the distance. --------------------- cet article n'est pas tres recent, mais je sais pas s'il avait deja ete poste sur ce forum. meme s'il y a des differences, a mon avis beaucoup de ces arguments pourraient s'appliquer aussi pour Montreal. est-ce qu'on devra attendre une autre vague de demande bousillee pour relancer le debat ?
  10. Condos, costs squeeze Vancouver office space DAVID EBNER From Monday's Globe and Mail June 29, 2008 at 10:33 PM EDT VANCOUVER — The numbers, at first glance, couldn't look better for a commercial real estate developer. On the small peninsula that constitutes downtown Vancouver, there's barely any available office space. The 2.6-per-cent vacancy rate ranks as the lowest of any city core in North America. And rents are soaring, with the cost of prime office space jumping 25 per cent in just one year to more than $34 per square foot. Yet hardly any new commercial space is being built. Just 130,000 square feet is under construction in downtown Vancouver, which would add less than 1 per cent to what exists. It's a fraction of what's happening elsewhere: Calgary's downtown is expanding by 5.6 million square feet, or 17 per cent, and Toronto is growing by 3.8 million square feet, or 5 per cent. Construction costs have risen far faster than rents, driven by a Western Canadian construction boom that has made labour scarce and expensive, and the climbing cost of materials such as steel. Vancouver developers say they just can't make the numbers add up for new projects. In Calgary, for example, the energy boom allows developers to charge $45 a square foot, a third more than they can get in the Vancouver market. “It takes a lot of nerve to build today,” said Don Vassos, a senior vice-president at real estate services firm CB Richard Ellis Ltd. who opened the company's Vancouver office 24 years ago. Since then, the downtown has gone through a transformation that helped produce the current shortage of commercial space. It's a trend the city now hopes to reverse. In the 1980s and 1990s, planners and politicians set about creating the Vancouver that currently exists, one consistently on best-places-to-live lists. Under the rubric of “living first,” the city heavily promoted residential development downtown, pushing the population on the peninsula to 90,000, more than double the 40,000 or so in the mid-1980s. But the dozens of residential condominiums have begun to squeeze the commercial core. Four years ago, alarm bells started going off for planners when Duke Energy sold the landmark Westcoast Transmission building for a condo conversion. That provoked the city to impose a temporary halt on such changes in the central business district. With developers predicting that Vancouver will run out of space to build new commercial buildings in the next 20 years, city council is poised to encourage construction of more office space. In July, it will consider a series of proposals from planners that include an expanded central business district, tighter rules on condo conversions and proposals to allow taller towers with more density. Until things change, however, businesses will continue to feel the squeeze. Part of the problem, developers say, is that condos are far more profitable than commercial space because residential buyers are willing to pay large premiums for benefits such as views of the ocean and mountains. And unlike Calgary and Toronto, where large corporations drive demand for many storeys of commercial space, the typical Vancouver tenant is more likely to be a law firm or upstart technology company requiring far less space. Developers have to sign on many more tenants to make a project work instead of landing one big name. Some Vancouver developers say the city has to take measures to encourage new commercial buildings that go beyond the proposals city planners have put together. “They need to address costs,” said Tony Astles, executive vice-president for B.C. at Bentall Real Estate. “And they need to address the length of time it takes to go through the whole process, from zoning to approvals. “It's a clogged-up system. Right now, it's very difficult to rationalize a high-rise office tower in downtown Vancouver. The costs of construction have risen so fast that rents – even though they're at their all-time high – haven't kept up.” http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080629.wrdowntown30/BNStory/Business/home
  11. Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Citizen 03.17.2015 Ottawa’s share of new immigrants continues to decline as newcomers increasingly opt for the economic opportunities of Western Canada or the cultural diversity of Montreal. A Statistics Canada study released Wednesday reveals that the percentage of immigrants who cited Ottawa as their intended destination has dropped to 2.4 per cent in 2012 from 3.4 per cent in 2000. It means that the actual number of immigrants settling in Ottawa has gone down even as Canada welcomed more newcomers. Annual immigration to Canada rose to 280,700 in 2012 from 227,500 in 2000. “The recession hit Ontario pretty hard and it’s normal that immigrants don’t want to go to someplace where economic conditions are not as good,” said Gilles Grenier, a University of Ottawa economics professor who specializes in labour market and immigration issues. The Statistics Canada research paper, Changes in the Regional Distribution of New Immigrants to Canada, examines the country’s evolving settlement pattern. It shows that new immigrants have started to look beyond Toronto and Vancouver to destinations such as Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, where — at least until the recent crash in oil prices — economies have been booming. Montreal, already a major destination, has also seen its share of newcomers increase substantially to 18.1 per cent in 2012. Meanwhile, Toronto, which attracted almost half (48.4 per cent) of all new immigrants in 2000, saw its share of newcomers fall to 30 per cent in 2012. Still, that city remains the country’s biggest magnet for immigrants. StatsCan analysts suggested that the new settlement pattern reflects changes in regional economic activity and employment. “In short, labour market conditions were better in Western Canada than they were in the rest of the country,” the report concluded. That more newcomers were settling outside of Toronto and Vancouver was also a reflection of Canada’s revised immigration system. Provincial nominee programs (PNPs) allow provinces to select and nominate immigrants to meet their own economic goals and growth targets. “Over the 2000s, the PNPs considerably increased the number of immigrants going to destinations that previously received few immigrants,” the study found. The percentage of immigrants arriving in Canada as provincial nominees increased to 13 per cent in 2010 from one per cent in 2000. The program has been particularly successful at attracting immigrants to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. StatsCan analysts said the distribution of newcomers within Canada has also been affected by shifts in the country’s immigration sources. In the late 1990s, most of Canada’s immigrants came from China and India, and they tended to settle in Toronto and Vancouver. By 2010, however, the Philippines was the biggest source of Canadian immigrants, and they have settled in cities across the country, the report said. Montreal’s growth as a destination city was driven by increased immigration from Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Gilles Grenier said the study shows that Canada’s immigration system is maturing. “It’s a good thing that immigrants disperse in Canada,” he said. “Because Ontario, for many years, was the main destination for immigrants in Canada, especially Toronto, where almost half the population is foreign-born.” The recent drop in oil prices, however, could cause immigration patterns to shift again, Grenier warned, as immigrants chase new job opportunities. BY THE NUMBERS 48.4: Percentage of new immigrants who wanted to settle in Toronto in 2000 30: Percentage of new immigrants who wanted to settle in Toronto in 2012 5.5: Average unemployment rate in Toronto in 2000 9.2: Average unemployment rate in Toronto in 2010 21.3: Percentage of Canadian immigrants that came from China in 2000 12.8: Percentage of Canadian immigrants that came from China in 2010 14: Percentage of Canadian immigrants that arrived from the Philippines in 2010 Source: http://www.montrealgazette.com/News/ottawa/Ottawa+share+immigrants+decline+newcomers+look+Montreal/10902540/story.html
  12. Bonjour à tous! Il est possible que j'aille à Vancouver cet été au début de mois d'Août pour une durée de deux semaines et j'aimerais avoir des conseils de la part de tous ceux sur le forum qui sont déjà allés à Vancouver! Quelles sont les meilleures plages? Bon restos pas chers? Endroits qui valent vraiment la peine d'être visités? Meilleurs hôtels rapport qualité prix et emplacement! Attrapes-touristes! N'importe quoi! Qu'est-ce que vous aimez le plus de Vancouver? Merci infiniment à l'avance!!
  13. Six Canadian cities out of 50 have the winning combination that attract migrants * Six Canadian cities out of 50 have the winning combination that attract migrants Calgary, Waterloo, Ottawa, Vancouver, St. John’s and Richmond Hill have what migrants are looking for when choosing where to locate, according to the Conference Board’s second report assessing the attractiveness of Canadian cities. Read the report here. “Cities that fail to attract new people will struggle to stay prosperous and vibrant,” said Mario Lefebvre, Director, Centre for Municipal Studies. “These six cities come out on top across all rankings, so they appear to have an overall winning combination that is attractive to migrants. Although it would be hard to imagine a more diverse group of cities, each has particular strengths that make them magnets to newcomers, both from within Canada and abroad.” City Magnets II: Benchmarking the Attractiveness of 50 Canadian Cities, analyzes and benchmarks the features that make Canadian cities attractive to skilled workers and mobile populations. The performance of these cities is compared on 41 indicators grouped across seven categories: Society, Health, Economy, Environment, Education, Innovation, and Housing. The challenge in determining overall attractiveness is that when individuals are choosing a new city, they value attributes of city living differently. Weights were computed for each of the seven categories. For migrants with a university degree, the Education category matters the most (21 per cent) in the decision to locate, followed by Society (20 per cent), Innovation (19 per cent) and Economy (13 per cent). Migrants without a university education consider, in an overwhelming fashion, that the Economy category matters the most (33 per cent) and followed by Society (20 per cent). “In deciding where to live, university-educated migrants prefer cities with higher Education and Society outcomes. Migrants without a university education place more value on a city’s economic strength,” said Lefebvre. “However, the study shows that a city that is attractive to a certain type of migrant ends up being attractive to all, so policy makers must be cautious in crafting policies aimed at attracting university graduates only.” Overall Grades The six “A” performers – Calgary, Waterloo, Ottawa, Vancouver, St. John’s and Richmond Hill, Ont. – range between big and small cities, from the West Coast to the East Coast, and include both urban and suburban centres. Specifically: * Calgary’s strong economic results come as no surprise given its performance over the past decade, but the city also ranked first in Innovation and second in Housing. * Waterloo’s worldwide reputation for high-tech excellence in education and business is well deserved. Ranked number-one in Education, Waterloo also posted strong results in Economy, Innovation and Housing. * Ottawa reaps the benefits of a strong and well-educated public sector. The nation’s capital excels in Innovation and Education, and, apart from Health, scores well across all categories. * Richmond Hill, a fast-growing city north of Toronto, has become the second most diverse city in Canada. A well-educated workforce contributes to its high scores in the Education and Innovation categories. * Vancouver enjoys an enviable climate and a vibrancy that comes from its young, diverse, and multicultural population. * St. John’s has achieved a strong productivity level that even surpasses that of Calgary and Edmonton. It is also a stellar performer in Health and Environment categories. The “B” class includes 14 cities – Edmonton, Victoria, Markham, Vaughan, Kingston, Oakville, and Guelph are consistently in the top half of this group. The City of Toronto also earns an overall “B” grade. Although held back by lacklustre results in the Health and Environment categories (too few physicians for such a large population, and too many days of poor air quality), the City of Toronto leads all cities in the Society category, particularly the proportion of foreign-born population and the proportion of population employed in cultural occupations. In all, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA) obtains five of the top 14 spots. The Toronto CMA attracted 35 per cent of Canada’s immigrants (about 85,000 per year) between 2001 and 2006, but this is partly offset by migrants – 25,000 annually – leaving for other Canadian cities. London, Halifax, Lévis, Regina, Québec City, and Burlington also receive “B” grades. A total of 21 cities get “C” grades, including three of Canada’s largest urban centres: Winnipeg, Montréal, and Hamilton. Although an overall “C”, Mississauga – with its high number of immigrants – gets a “B” in attractiveness among university-educated migrants. Four of Vancouver’s suburbs – Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Surrey – earn “C” grades, as does nearby Abbotsford. Generally, Vancouver’s suburbs lag behind in Health and Economy. Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Kitchener, Barrie, Saskatoon, Moncton, Brampton, Kelowna, Thunder Bay, Peterborough, St. Catharines, and Sudbury also get “C” grades. The “D” class includes nine small or mid-sized cities – four in Ontario: Oshawa, Brantford, Windsor, and Cambridge; four in Quebec: Longueuil, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, and Laval, and Saint John, New Brunswick. Along with struggling economies in most cases, seven of these nine cities have shown little population growth, while the other two posted a decline in population (Saint John and Saguenay). These nine cities are also clustered near the bottom of the Innovation and Education categories. Performance By Category * Society – Canada’s largest cities post the best results, with Toronto and Montreal capturing the only two “A” grades. Toronto’s suburbs rank highly, as do Vancouver and Victoria. * Health – Small and mid-sized cities dominate this category, which mainly measures per capita access to care. Only Kingston and St. John’s get “A” grades. Vancouver and Quebec City are the only big cities to rank in the top 10. Suburban cities, which rely on services located in the urban cores, face the greatest challenges – 10 of the bottom 12 are neighbours of either Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver. * Economy – Although the rankings are based on 2006 data and pre-date the recession, the Conference Board expects cities with strong economies back then to rebound and post the strongest showing following the downturn. Calgary, Edmonton and Vaughan earn the only “A” grades in the ranking; Edmonton’s strong economy makes it particularly attractive to non-university educated migrants. Five Toronto-area suburbs make the top 10. Ottawa and Waterloo also rank in the top 10. * Environment – Seven of the eight cities in British Columbia included in this report earn “A” grades and dominate the top 10 rankings, due largely to good air quality and a mild climate. Montreal ranks last and Longueuil is also near the bottom. Mississauga, Burlington, Vaughan and Oakville also earn “D” grades. * Education – The “university towns” of Waterloo and Kingston outclass their counterparts and earn the only two “A” grades. Small and mid-sized cities dominate the results for teachers per student population, with four small Ontario cities (Burlington, Waterloo, Peterborough and Guelph) grabbing all the “A” grades on this indicator. * Innovation – Calgary, Richmond Hill and Ottawa get “As” for Innovation. Cities with broad manufacturing or resource-based economies generally fare less well in this category. * Housing – Small and mid-sized cities generally do the best in this category, thanks in particular to relatively affordable housing. The Quebec City suburb of Lévis leads all cities, and five other Quebec cities rank in the top 10. The opposite is true for all eight B.C. cities, where homes are generally expensive. As a result, these cities fall in the bottom half of the rankings and five of them, including Victoria and the Lower Mainland cities, get “D” grades. http://www.muchmormagazine.com/2010/01/six-canadian-cities-out-of-50-have-the-winning-combination-that-attract-migrants/
  14. Les rigueurs du climat québécois irritent les immigrants Heidy Guzman a émigré de Colombie en décembre 2001. Comme plusieurs de ses concitoyens nés au Québec, elle exècre les froideurs hivernales. Photo André Tremblay, La Presse François Berger La Presse Le climat québécois est dur à supporter pour les immigrants nouvellement arrivés. Ils sont davantage irrités par le temps peu clément qui prévaut au Québec durant de longs mois que par les problèmes d'emploi ou d'intégration culturelle! Une enquête de Statistique Canada, portant sur la perception que les immigrants ont de leur pays d'adoption, montre qu'un immigré sur trois, parmi ceux établis à Montréal depuis quatre ans, trouve que le climat est la chose la plus déplaisante, loin devant le manque d'emplois (un sur six) ou tout autre problème d'intégration. À Toronto, un immigrant sur quatre trouve que le climat est la chose la plus déplaisante, au même rang que le manque d'emplois en tête de liste des griefs. À Vancouver, seulement un sur 15 se plaint d'abord du climat. Plus de 85% des immigrants au Canada s'installent dans l'une ou l'autre des grandes agglomérations urbaines que sont Toronto, Montréal et Vancouver, les trois villes canadiennes de «classe mondiale» selon la description qu'en donne l'agence fédérale des statistiques. L'enquête de Statistique Canada concerne les immigrés arrivés au pays en 2001 et interviewés la dernière fois en 2005. Elle analyse entre autres les difficultés auxquelles ont fait face ces nouveaux arrivants et leurs griefs à l'endroit du Canada. Le climat canadien, l'un des plus rigoureux au monde, vient au troisième rang des plus grandes difficultés éprouvées par l'ensemble des nouveaux immigrants au pays, après l'obtention d'un emploi jugé approprié et l'apprentissage d'une nouvelle langue (anglais ou français). Cependant, l'irritation face au climat est plus importante à Montréal que dans les autres grandes villes. Seulement 10% des immigrants récents à Montréal disent y aimer le climat plus que toute autre chose, contre 14% à Toronto et 48% à Vancouver. Montréal est la plus froide des grandes villes, avec une température moyenne annuelle de 6,2 degrés Celsius, comparativement à 7,5 à Toronto et 10,1 à Vancouver, selon le Service météorologique du Canada. La métropole québécoise est aussi celle qui reçoit le plus de neige, soit 215 centimètres par an en moyenne, comparativement à 123 à Toronto et 53 à Vancouver. «Le climat est une réalité que l'on ne peut pas changer», a commenté le porte-parole du ministère québécois de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles, Claude Fradette. Toutefois, dit-il, le gouvernement québécois s'efforce de présenter à l'étranger une image «positive» de l'hiver, en mettant l'accent sur les plaisirs associés à cette saison, notamment les sports. Les Québécois nés ici ont, vis-à-vis de l'hiver, une attitude semblable à celle des immigrants, signale M. Fradette. Il est rare qu'un Québécois d'origine ait «hâte que l'hiver arrive», note-t-il. En font d'ailleurs foi le demi-million de Québécois qui séjournent en Floride durant la saison froide... L'étude de Statistique Canada montre aussi que les réfugiés politiques et les immigrants ayant suivi un parent au Canada ressentent davantage les inconvénients du climat que les immigrants dits économiques, qui ont choisi d'emblée d'y déménager. Ces derniers savaient manifestement davantage à quoi s'attendre! L'agence des statistiques n'a pas analysé la perception du climat en fonction de l'origine des immigrants. Mais des études ont montré que les gens en provenance de pays chauds ont plus de difficulté à s'acclimater à une région froide. Par exemple, un Haïtien immigré à Montréal risque de trouver l'hiver plus dur à supporter qu'un Russe établi à Toronto (Montréal accueille la majorité des Haïtiens immigrant au Canada, et Toronto la majorité des Russes). Une étude publiée par l'université ontarienne McMaster, en mai dernier, note que les immigrés «économiques» en provenance d'Asie du Sud (Inde, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) ont tendance, à partir de l'âge de 60 ans, à déménager en Colombie-Britannique, où l'hiver est le plus doux au pays. Aux États-Unis, les analyses des migrations internes tiennent compte de plus en plus souvent du climat depuis qu'on y a remarqué une intensification des déménagements du «Snow Belt» vers le «Sun Belt», c'est-à-dire du Nord plus froid vers le Sud plus chaud. Toronto, de loin la préféréeToronto reçoit à elle seule 52% de tous les immigrants entrant au Canada; Montréal et Vancouver en reçoivent chacune 17%. Chaque année, la région métropolitaine de Montréal accueille quelque 40 000 immigrants. Les trois quarts des immigrants arrivés au Québec l'an dernier venaient de pays au climat chaud.
  15. This building is exactly the kind of skyscraper I like. It's a good combination of windows and a sleek black material. Dare I say it's almost as good as Mies. And while I'm not a big fan of balconies, these ones blend in!I have to say, I'm very impressed. That said, I am actually starting to get tired of the kind of cookie-cutter condo architecture that is so widespread in Toronto and Vancouver. I think 20 years from now, they will wonder what they were thinking. This is an exception though. Very classy. This is what the Louis-Bohème should have been!
  16. World best awards rankings for: 1- Top 10 Cities U.S. and Canada Rank Last Year Name 2006 Score 1 1 New York 84.75 2 2 San Francisco 84.29 3 4 Chicago 82.52 4 6 Charleston 82.48 5 3 Santa Fe 82.06 6 5 Vancouver 81.45 7 7 Quebec City 80.98 8 9 Victoria, BC 79.92 9 8 Montreal 79.46 10 n/a Seattle 79.05 2- Top 100 Hotels in Continental U.S. and Canada Rank Last Year Name 2006 Score 1 5 The Aerie, Malahat, Vancouver Island 91.67 2 28 Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, Vancouver Island 91.54 3 n/a Charlotte Inn, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard 91.25 4 27 Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia 90.87 5 6 Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, Vancouver Island 90.83 6 n/a Inn at Montchanin Village, Montchanin, Delaware 90.00 7 n/a WaterColor Inn, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 89.82 8 69 Four Seasons Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 89.82 9 7 Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California 89.67 10 3 The Point, Saranac Lake, New York 89.09 11 13 Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles 88.81 12 4 The Peninsula, Beverly Hills 88.75 13 12 The Peninsula, Chicago 88.66 14 38 Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago 88.48 15 n/a Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Colorado 88.26 16 8 Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, Gold Beach, Oregon 88.03 17 10 Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, Mississippi 87.84 18 29 Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado 87.78 19 n/a Cliff House at Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Colorado 87.71 20 43 Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida 87.67 21 2 Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee 87.66 22 n/a L’Auberge Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 87.62 23 n/a Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Florida 87.34 24 n/a Château du Sureau & Spa, Oakhurst, California 87.33 25 26 Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas 87.13 26 18 Auberge du Soleil, Spa du Soleil, Rutherford, California 87.04 27 n/a Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, Jackson, New Hampshire 87.00 28 n/a Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Georgia 86.99 29 n/a Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Quebec 86.82 30 81 Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach 86.74 31 n/a Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina 86.70 32 n/a Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts 86.67 33 n/a The Lancaster, Houston 86.66 34 23 Lodge at Pebble Beach, California 86.62 35 42 Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise, Alberta 86.50 36 33 The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs 86.49 37 36 Ritz-Carlton, Central Park, New York City 86.47 38 57 Wheatleigh, Lenox, Massachusetts 86.36 39 67 Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa 86.35 40 n/a Montage Resort & Spa, Laguna Beach, California 86.31 41 58 Campton Place Hotel, San Francisco 86.31 42 n/a Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, Michigan 86.26 43 16 Ritz-Carlton, Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) 86.16 44 31 Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida 85.94 45 52 Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, California 85.93 46 11 Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans 85.93 47 32 Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills 85.91 48 34 Bellagio, Las Vegas 85.89 49 n/a Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, California 85.85 50 44 Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco 85.83 51 n/a Watermark Hotel & Spa, San Antonio 85.83 52 n/a St. Regis Resort, Aspen, Colorado 85.79 53 88 Inn at the Market, Seattle 85.77 54 n/a Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 85.75 55 n/a Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, California 85.68 56 59 Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah 85.64 57 n/a The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona 85.62 58 24 Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas 85.62 59 14 Mandarin Oriental, Miami 85.61 60 21 Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco 85.50 61 89 Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, Carefree, Arizona 85.49 62 50 Fearrington House Country Inn & Restaurant, Pittsboro, North Carolina 85.45 63 95 Trump International Hotel & Tower, New York City 85.45 64 37 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta 85.44 65 45 The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 85.38 66 19 St. Regis Hotel, New York City 85.35 67 99 Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta 85.35 68 n/a Hotel Telluride, Colorado 85.32 69 76 Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, California 85.28 70 n/a Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina 85.25 71 n/a Bellevue Club Hotel, Bellevue, Washington 85.20 72 n/a Inn at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont 85.19 73 n/a Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, California 85.13 74 48 Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia 85.11 75 n/a Lowell Hotel, New York City 85.06 76 84 San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito, California 85.04 77 n/a Hotel Healdsburg, California 85.00 78 63 Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California 84.97 79 25 Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, California 84.80 80 61 Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, California 84.79 81 79 Mandarin Oriental, New York City 84.72 82 15 XV Beacon, Boston 84.72 83 22 Four Seasons Hotel, New York City 84.72 84 n/a Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina 84.72 85 n/a Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson, Wyoming 84.62 86 93 Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe 84.53 87 20 Raffles L’Ermitage, Beverly Hills 84.44 88 n/a Hôtel Le Germain, Montreal 84.40 89 82 Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta 84.39 90 n/a Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, California 84.38 91 n/a Cloister Hotel, Sea Island, Georgia 84.28 92 64 Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Vancouver 84.28 93 65 Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia 84.26 94 9 Marquesa Hotel, Key West, Florida 84.24 95 30 The Wauwinet, Nantucket 84.11 96 n/a Hôtel Le St.-James, Montreal 84.06 97 54 Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida 84.01 98 n/a Lake Placid Lodge, New York 84.00 99 n/a Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows 83.99 100 49 American Club, Kohler, Wisconsin 83.97 Information from: http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2006/results.cfm?cat=citiesusca
  17. http://www.aircanada.com/en/offers/air/newroutes_rouge/newroutes_rouge.html?icid=fl|achome|newroutes_rouge|caen|151208|txt#YUL-NA Always wanted to see Miami go year round! Mexico City now goes 5x weekly instead of 4.
  18. Vacancy rates keep rising in third quarter for Canada's commercial real estate sector, report shows (CP) – 44 minutes ago TORONTO — The amount of empty office space across Canada continued to rise in the third quarter due to higher unemployment in white-collar industries and excess inventory in some cities, a new report shows. Vacancy rates for commercial real estate are expected to keep rising "well into 2010" as the country works through the impact of the recent recession, CB Richard Ellis Ltd. said in report released Monday. Vacancy rates rose for the third straight quarter to an average of 9.4 per cent, up from 6.3 per cent for the same time last year, said the real estate services firm. "Limited new job creation in Canada's 'white-collar' industries and the addition of new inventory in two of Canada's three largest office markets are cited as reasons for the increase," according to the National Office and Industrial Trends Third Quarter Report. Commercial vacancy rates rose most noticeably Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver, the report shows. Calgary's third quarter vacancy rate jumped to 13.1 per cent, from 4.7 per cent last year, due to the impacts of a slowdown in the oil and gas industry. "The city's oil and gas industry and commercial market remained inexorably linked, as players both large and small continue to recognize that even Calgary has not been immune to the country's new economic reality," the report states. In Toronto, the commercial vacancy rate rose to 9.1 per cent from 6.6 per cent last year. The vacancy rate in downtown Toronto is expected to climb further in the coming quarter as space becomes available in newly constructed office towers. In Vancouver, vacancy rates climbed to 8.9 per cent from 5.4 per cent for the same time last year. The report said Vancouver is one of the more stable markets in the country thanks to limited new development. Montreal's vacancy rate rose to 10.3 per cent from 8.3 per cent last year, while Halifax's rose to 10.2 per cent from 8.4 per cent. Vacancy rates also rose in the country's smaller office markets, specifically in suburban areas, but at a lesser rate, the report shows. It said cities with government office space also saw more stability in their commercial real estate markets. Ottawa had the lowest overall third quarter vacancy rate in the country of 5.8 per cent compared to five per cent for the same time last year, while Winnipeg's rate came in at 7.5 per cent up from 4.8 per cent last year. The overall vacancy rate in the Waterloo Region, home to such technology firms as Research in Motion (TSX:RIM), edged up slightly to 6.7 per cent from 6.4 per cent last year. The report predicts vacancy rates to keep rising in the fourth quarter and into 2010, "as Canada continues to grind its way out of the recession."
  19. Destinations still under utilize technologies to inspire, promote, facilitate, engage travel.. When examining technology utilisation and online presence for tourism destinations the research demonstrates that the Top 10 destinations utilising technology online are ranked as: Thailand Montreal Las Vegas Vancouver Hong Kong Puerto Rico Australia Norway United Kingdom Melbourne http://traveldailynews.asia/columns/article/49630/destinations-still-under-utilize-technologies
  20. Article by FDI intelligence (financial times) Rankings: 1. New York City 2. Sao Paulo 3 Toronto 4.MONTREAL 5. Vancouver 6. Houston 7. Atlanta 8. San Francisco 9. Chicago 10. Miami "Canadian cities Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively, and performed particularly well in the attraction of knowledge-intensive FDI. All three locations were among the top 20 key destination and source cities for FDI. With the exception of New York, Montreal-based companies invested in more FDI projects than other city in the Americas region" "Business friendly Canada Placed in third, Montreal’s success lies in retaining and developing relationships with existing investments – data from fDi Markets shows that one in five FDI projects since 2003 were expansions. Montreal tops strategy list The prize for Best Major American City for FDI Strategy 2013/14 is awarded to Montreal. It beat 126 competitors across North and South America who submitted information regarding their FDI strategies. In its American Cities of the Future submission, economic development agency Montréal International stated that its economic development strategy has centred predominantly around high-tech clusters, and in particular aerospace, life sciences and health technologies, as well as information and communications technology (ICT). Elie Farah, vice-president of Investment Greater Montréal, says: “The year 2011 was one of the best for Montréal International in terms of attracting FDI since 2005. This is partially explained by the investments from Europe which, in the past two years, have become the main source of FDI in the region.” http://www.fdiintelligence.com/Locations/Americas/American-Cities-of-the-Future-2013-14
  21. Déboires de Zoom: Transat ajoutera des sièges 4 septembre 2008 - 17h50 Presse Canadienne Air Transat va ajouter 130 000 sièges à son offre à partir de mai 2009, ciblant des villes que desservait le défunt transporteur à rabais. Souhaitant profiter des déboires de Zoom Airlines, le voyagiste montréalais Transat (TRZ.B) ajoutera 130 000 sièges à son offre à partir de mai 2009, ciblant des villes que desservait le défunt transporteur à rabais. Le transporteur du groupe, Air Transat effectuera trois vols de plus par semaines de Montréal vers Paris, un de plus de Montréal vers Rome, cinq de plus de Toronto vers Manchester, cinq de plus de Toronto vers Londres, trois de plus de Toronto vers Glasgow, trois de plus de Toronto vers Rome, un de plus de Vancouver vers Londres, un de plus de Vancouver vers Paris et un de plus de Calgary vers Londres. La filiale britannique de Transat, Canadian Affair, ajoutera aussi des liaisons à partir de Glasgow et Londres vers Vancouver, à partir de Manchester vers Toronto, de Glasgow et Londres vers Calgary, de Glasgow et Londres vers Toronto et de Londres vers Montréal. Zoom, une société d'Ottawa, s'est placée sous la protection de la Loi sur la faillite et l'insolvabilité la semaine dernière. Des milliers de passagers ont été laissés en plan au Canada, en Europe et dans les Antilles. Selon l'analyste David Newman, de la Financière Banque Nationale, Zoom occupait entre 15 et 20% du marché des vols nolisés transatlantiques, soit entre six et sept pour cent de l'ensemble du marché transatlantique. Selon des médias britanniques, le transporteur écossais Flyglobespan augmentera aussi son offre de vols. L'action de Transat a clôturé jeudi à 19,25 $ à la Bourse de Toronto, en baisse de 0,8%. Depuis l'annonce de la faillite de Zoom, le titre est en hausse de près de cinq pour cent.
  22. La firme britannique Framestore, spécialisée dans les effets spéciaux pour le cinéma et la publicité, a confirmé lundi son implantation à Montréal, ce qui devrait créer 200 emplois d'ici la fin de l'année. La première ministre Pauline Marois, en mission au Royaume-Uni, a participé à l'annonce officielle en compagnie du PDG de Framestore, William Sargent, au siège social de l'entreprise, à Londres. Le gouvernement consentira un prêt sans intérêt de 900 000 $ étalé sur cinq ans, ce qui lui coûtera environ 35 000 $ par année. En conférence de presse, Mme Marois a soutenu qu'aucun crédit d'impôt n'allait être accordé au projet, mais il en est tout autrement. Les clients de Framestore, principalement les grands studios de cinéma de Hollywood, auront droit à des avantages fiscaux pouvant représenter jusqu'à 44% de toutes les dépenses effectuées à Montréal et jusqu'à 60% en incluant le crédit d'impôt fédéral. M. Sargent a d'ailleurs expliqué que l'une des deux raisons pour lesquelles Framestore a choisi Montréal, c'est l'existence des généreux crédits d'Impôt, l'autre étant le bassin de main d'oeuvre qualifiée qu'on trouve dans la métropole québécoise. Vive concurrence Montréal était notamment en concurrence avec Toronto, Vancouver et des villes asiatiques pour obtenir le studio. À l'heure actuelle, l'industrie canadienne des effets spéciaux est concentrée à Vancouver. Québec espère que l'arrivée de Framestore à incitera d'autres entreprises du secteur à s'y établir également. Les premières productions auxquelles travailleront les artisans de Montréal, et ce dès le mois de mars, sont RoboCop (Columbia Pictures et MGM), et All You Need Is Kill (Warner Brothers), qui doivent tous deux sortir en 2014. Framestore compte trois studios à Londres, un à New York et un à Los Angeles, où travaillent environ 700 personnes. Si tout va comme prévu, le studio de Montréal sera le plus important de l'entreprise à l'extérieur de Londres d'ici la fin de l'année. Pauline Marois s'est également rendue lundi matin au Foreign & Commonwealth Office pour rencontrer le ministre délégué responsable de l'Amérique du Nord pour le Royaume-Uni, Alistair Burt. Sur l'heure du midi, elle prononcera un discours devant la Chambre de commerce Canada-Royaume-Uni auquel assistera notamment l'ancien premier ministre de Colombie-Britannique, Gordon Campbell, qui est maintenant haut-commissaire du Canada à Londres. http://www.lesaffaires.com/techno/technologies-et-telecommunications/cinema-framestore-creera-200-emplois-a-montreal/553618
  23. Voici un article du magazine Voyages d'Affaires, Paris, octobre/novembre 2010 qui place Montréal au premier rang en Amérique du Nord pour les congres internationaux en damant le pion à New York, Boston, Washington, Vancouver et Toronto. http://www.voyages-d-affaires.com/meetings-et-incentive/meetings-et-congres/canada-montreal-premiere-destination-d-amerique-du-nord
  24. (Courtesy of Monocle Magazine) 1. Munich 2. Copenhagen 3. Zurich 4. Tokyo 5. Vienna 6. Helsinki 7. Sydney 8. Stockholm 9. Honolulu 10. Madrid 11. Melbourne 12. Montreal 13. Barcelona 14. Kyoto 15. Vancouver 16. Auckland 17. Singapore 18. Hamburg 19. Paris 20. Geneva --- It is an interesting list of cities. I am happy that Honolulu beat out New York. Though New York has been growing on me. One thing certain cities I did not expect to see on this list especially: Vienna.