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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Mainly hockey players and comedians but there are a few other items.

    Economy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    logging and oil I knew. Didnt realise Canada was a big player in the aircraft industry though.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    logging and oil I knew. Didnt realise Canada was a big player in the aircraft industry though.
    Yes, the economy is quite broad and varied. There is no reason now to be unemployed if you want to work and are willing to go where the work is.

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, the economy is quite broad and varied. There is no reason now to be unemployed if you want to work and are willing to go where the work is.
    is it likey that Quebec will become independent as they are pushing for?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    is it likey that Quebec will become independent as they are pushing for?
    No, I don't think so. I doubt that the separatists would get as much sympathy from other Canadians as they once did either.

    I wouldn't mind Quebec separating, if that's what the people wanted, and many would be pleased to see them go. It would still be a beautiful place to visit and my experiences there have always been positive, but there would also be many claims on the territory by Native Canadians as well as others regarding mining rights, fishing rights, and all of that. I'm not too sure it would be to their advantage to separate, as they already have powers denied to other provinces. They often get negative news about other Canadians discriminating against them but it has been my experience that the people of Quebec are genuinely liked wherever they go. In Canada anyway.

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    is it likey that Quebec will become independent as they are pushing for?
    No way in hell.

    And not nessecarily because Canada won't get along without Quebec, it's that Quebec can't get along without Canada.

    In Canada we have a brilliant System called equalization payments from the "Have Provinces" to the "Have Not Provinces".

    So for example Alberta where I live, that does extraordinarily well, sends part of it's money to home province of Nova Scotia to help it out because the province struggles a little bit more economically.

    Quebec is surprisingly classed as a "have not" province and is the single biggest beneficiary of equalization.

    To leave Canada would be to sink their own economy.

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    but you would agree that the US also benefits from this realtionship as open trade with geographical neighbours is the cornorstone to any empire or civilisation
    I never said we didn't. However, historically, The United States was prospering long before Canada became a trading partner.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No way in hell.

    And not nessecarily because Canada won't get along without Quebec, it's that Quebec can't get along without Canada.

    In Canada we have a brilliant System called equalization payments from the "Have Provinces" to the "Have Not Provinces".

    So for example Alberta where I live, that does extraordinarily well, sends part of it's money to home province of Nova Scotia to help it out because the province struggles a little bit more economically.

    Quebec is surprisingly classed as a "have not" province and is the single biggest beneficiary of equalization.

    To leave Canada would be to sink their own economy.
    The idea is being floated that all that should change, and it would be about time.

    Time for Quebec to end equalization addiction: Montreal think-tank | News | National Post

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    Big difference between recognize and associate.I think Winston had too much class to associate with bookburners.
    I know I wouldn't want to associate with bookburners or flagburners.
    How about you?

    Depends on the books and the flags being burned.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I never said we didn't. However, historically, The United States was prospering long before Canada became a trading partner.
    As far as I can tell Canada couldn't have a better neighbor than the US, and I believe the reverse is true as well. All any of us need do is look around the world to see what other neighbors are doing to each other.

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    Re: Quran Burning Pastor Barred From Entry Into Canada [W:73]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The idea is being floated that all that should change, and it would be about time.

    Time for Quebec to end equalization addiction: Montreal think-tank | News | National Post
    Well you know it's a tough thing because I think Quebec is in the same situation as Ontario in terms of manufacturing being completely killed off by Asia, which was inevitable and so that hugely impacts especially rural Quebec, passed through there not too long ago and it seems very gloomy.

    Places like Montreal still do well of course but with so much of the provincial budget being eaten up by Health care it's very difficult for Quebec to give up the Equalization payments.

    I mean what province would give it up?

    I'm hoping Eastern Canada can discover more oil and gas, love for the Maritimes to take off economically, such a great part of the country thats people deserve a good streak.

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