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      01-06-2019, 07:58 AM   #221
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American taxpayers have been subsidizing Boeing and Airbus has been the same in Europe.

So no Canada, you're not special.
There are some dynamics to it that are a bit different. Bombardier is a family owned company, who has taken government bailouts only to layoff employees and then give huge bonuses to the family members who run the business. It's also based in Quebec which is a province that runs the country because of it's French history/heritage. It's a complicated thing that is uniquely Canadian, sure there are bailouts and government corruption everywhere but Bombardier has a special place in the hearts of many Canadians and it isn't a good place.
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There are some dynamics to it that are a bit different. Bombardier is a family owned company, who has taken government bailouts only to layoff employees and then give huge bonuses to the family members who run the business. It's also based in Quebec which is a province that runs the country because of it's French history/heritage. It's a complicated thing that is uniquely Canadian, sure there are bailouts and government corruption everywhere but Bombardier has a special place in the hearts of many Canadians and it isn't a good place.
Bombardier is a public traded company not a 'family owned business'.
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Bombardier is a public traded company not a 'family owned business'.
Publicly traded but clearly still run by the family.
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Publicly traded but clearly still run by the family.
Why do you say that? Who is the CEO, who is the Board Chair?
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Why do you say that? Who is the CEO, who is the Board Chair?
http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet.../RBCOYAKABUSKI

https://business.financialpost.com/n...-a-short-leash
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      01-07-2019, 11:08 AM   #226
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Say what they will ... what country implemented the carbon tax and actually made out ?
And I don't mean the government, but the people of that country.
History repeating itself again and again.
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People should notice how nearly all the carbon reduction efforts are advertised as also containing cost savings. The reason is people are very rarely open to increases in cost to "save the planet." This simple fact is what will ultimately doom efforts to tax carbon.
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There are some dynamics to it that are a bit different. Bombardier is a family owned company, who has taken government bailouts only to layoff employees and then give huge bonuses to the family members who run the business. It's also based in Quebec which is a province that runs the country because of it's French history/heritage. It's a complicated thing that is uniquely Canadian, sure there are bailouts and government corruption everywhere but Bombardier has a special place in the hearts of many Canadians and it isn't a good place.
Big difference is Boeing employs half of washington lol (not really, but its a huge number).

Also, you are being kind about the corruption, its rampant and out of control and blatantly obvious, but no one does anything about it. Its especially present when it comes to quebeckiztan owned businesses (francos helping francos) and ALL the gvmnt contracts that are handed to them alone, despite the fact that there may be better AND cheaper bids from out of province companies. Having lived there for most of my life, I was tired of all the anglo\franco fighting and rampant disregard from the quebeckiztan government misusing and wasting billions of tax payers dollars, like the OQLF.
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For those of you having issues with climate change, this may help to put you on the path to righteousness.

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For those of you having issues with climate change, this may help to put you on the path to righteousness.

So I'm not sure what this is supposed to do to change my mind. This looks like a typical feminist protest.
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So I'm not sure what this is supposed to do to change my mind. This looks like a typical feminist protest.
Try and leave your politics aside for a minute to have a laugh. At least you are true to your name.
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      01-30-2019, 02:36 PM   #235
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So I'm not sure what this is supposed to do to change my mind. This looks like a typical feminist protest.
You aren't that old and you shouldn't be that grumpy!!
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You aren't that old and you shouldn't be that grumpy!!
He's cold. So am I. You'd be grumpy too if you were up here at the moment, but no...you are probably in shorts and a T-shirt / sandals, sipping a mojito.

On the plus side, that's almost precisely what I'll be doing as of this Sunday...heading to Curacao for a week.
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He's cold. So am I. You'd be grumpy too if you were up here at the moment, but no...you are probably in shorts and a T-shirt / sandals, sipping a mojito.

On the plus side, that's almost precisely what I'll be doing as of this Sunday...heading to Curacao for a week.
He is subject to the polar vortex vortex as well so he is likely cold.

It's a balmy 2˚ here ;-)
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He is subject to the polar vortex vortex as well so he is likely cold.

It's a balmy 2˚ here ;-)
And a very hearty screw you to you as well then!
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He's cold. So am I. You'd be grumpy too if you were up here at the moment, but no...you are probably in shorts and a T-shirt / sandals, sipping a mojito.

On the plus side, that's almost precisely what I'll be doing as of this Sunday...heading to Curacao for a week.
Dude...it's 37F here. I'm sure there are corpses outside from exposure deaths. Once the temp drops below 50F here, the mink coats come out!!

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Keep that to yourself and inside the bedroom We don't need any of that here!!

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He is subject to the polar vortex vortex as well so he is likely cold.

It's a balmy 2˚ here ;-)
You guys are crazy. Time to move.

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And a very hearty screw you to you as well then!
This. To the weather.
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Dude...it's 37F here. I'm sure there are corpses outside from exposure deaths. Once the temp drops below 50F here, the mink coats come out!!



Keep that to yourself and inside the bedroom We don't need any of that here!!



You guys are crazy. Time to move.



This. To the weather.
-30 C with the windchill here today. The dog is not impressed and neither am I dammit.
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Yes, with the wind chill its about negative 30 C right now. It's not terrible, I'm still not wearing a hat/gloves back and forth to the car and I'm still in my customary leather jacket, but I can't say I love it either.

I do like warmth.
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