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Forum: Canada
Sep 17th 2017, 12:33 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I bow to the depth of analysis here. All I can be bother to do is to add up the cost of the flight and the cost of the parking ($25/day in Toronto, $4/day in Detroit) and take the cheapest one....
Forum: Canada
Sep 15th 2017, 12:42 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I wouldn't go exploding fallacies indoors in Canada, you'll be buried in a pile of sticks, drywall and plastic siding, like a trailer park after a tornado.
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2017, 4:55 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

As long as there are kebabs, the infrastructure is the equal of that in the UK.
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2017, 4:42 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Not really, it'll last longer than a car and that's the builder's objective.

Is it on a bus route? Are there regular trains from a station within walking distance? Can you get kebabs delivered?
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2017, 4:32 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

IME contractors are less likely to be able to take time off than employees. One of the major reasons for using contractors is that they don't get sick or take holidays.
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2017, 4:30 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

This reminds me that, while living in Toronto, the only people I knew who routinely skied in Banff flew there from Oslo. The locals settled for Tremblant as it's cheaper.
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2017, 3:00 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

But the Victorian semi had stood for a century and is likely still there now. Even if you patch up the NS house every ten years or so when the shingles crack and blow off it's only good for fifty...
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2017, 12:58 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

If you move to, say, Toronto, you'll see Toronto. It's different than wherever you are now and, I would say, has a fortnight's worth of interesting things to see. The same would be true for other...
Forum: Canada
Sep 14th 2017, 2:32 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Wow. I think of Canadian houses as being temporary structures, like those in shanty towns. I certainly wouldn't say that the tract houses in areas like Mississauga (NotQEW) are constructed to...
Forum: Canada
Jul 12th 2017, 5:35 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

IME that's not true of the accent. In fact, hoi polloi moving from London to Canada experience a double benefit; here people like the accent and think it quite posh while, at the same time, the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 11th 2017, 6:44 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Oh! You've reminded me of Ontario Hydro (OPG/New Horizons/WhateverThisWeek), it offers well paid jobs in rural locations. Your choice in those locations is to operate a nuclear power station or try...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 8:28 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Oooh, you're good at this posting lark. Yes!
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 7:23 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I'm not going to be any more specific than:

- I've worked at the offices of a number of large enterprises
- Most offer summer positions
- The summer positions typically lead to an offer of...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 1:51 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I believe that's the model another poster here just bought. It looked nice in their barn but it had just arrived and I didn't see it in operation. Mind, she's sold all the houses in Oakville several...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 1:27 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Hard to compete with that but I too have a pedal bike! It was donated to me by an Italian with whom a daughter emigrated from Toronto to Tower Hamlets. "Is flat, the tyre" he said, as if selling...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 1:15 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

But I believe he's made lots of money, been a National Sales Manager, has boys in banking. I'd expect an expensive, but crass, vehicle, something old school with room for golf clubs. If not a Caddy...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 12:57 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Cadillac. While wearing expensive knitwear.
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 12:55 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Everyone in Canada has the equal opportunity to education just as everyone in Canada has the equal opportunity to own and operate a private helicopter.
There's no law stopping anyone from doing so...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 2:47 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Well, yes. As long as there's a fee for education, there is not an equal opportunity to be educated. I know people who stopped being educated because they ran out of money before they ran out of...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 12:11 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Reeders, you are Howard1944 AICMFP.
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 11:39 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I find I'm in a difficult position when seeing a college student take a summer job at the firm where a parent works. The assumption by all parties is that the next forty years of work are arranged on...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 11:18 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Wait a minute, this is all very familiar. Don't you live in Collingwood or Meaford or one of those retirement towns? I'll remember your other name eventually.
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 3:48 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 2:09 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I acknowledge your point that people working in Canada generally value something more than vacation but suggest that it is groceries and rent, or mortgage, paid, rather than anything open to...
Forum: Canada
Jul 7th 2017, 3:00 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By dbd33

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I'm sure it does but I expect the "how do live without healthcare?", "the nearest place to San Francisco I can afford to live is in Iowa, how do I commute?", "I can get a house in...
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