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Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 7:36 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

More productive, I'll agree. That is, they produce more cars for n dollars but that's because the US workers get health benefits and the cost is crippling. I deal a lot with a US based MNC that makes...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 7:21 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

Sorry, I thought I was answering a direct question.
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 6:43 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

I haven't lived in the UK since 1981 but I do some business there. I talk to clients in the UK every day and visit a couple of times a year.
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 6:24 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

I would think the compelling reasons to locate car factories in Canada are :

- low labour cost, compared to the US, primarily because of provincial heathcare schemes

- tariff barriers against...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 5:57 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

The US, of course.
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 5:00 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

I expect the Canadian economy will become even more resource based. I would think that in twenty years the oil sources just now being developed will account for most of the country's income, Alberta...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 3:45 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

Not sure which half you're concerned with.

The mellow pace is reflected in the unhurried motion of the traffic, the lack of crowds and the way people drift along the sidewalk. It's seen in the...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2005, 12:11 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

I don't think there's anything ironic about it. Canada is a sparsely populated country with an economy based on resources and branch plant manufacturing. The firms involved in resource extraction,...
Forum: Canada
Jun 4th 2005, 9:04 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbd33

Re: My Dream

If you would settle for "quite a big house by UK standards", all of that is true of this block. The people from the neighbourhood in the pub are, a cook, a roofer, the singer for a local blues band,...
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