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Thread: How will the college closures affect Montreal's Hobbyland & Tourism?

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    Question How will the college closures affect Montreal's Hobbyland & Tourism?

    Will Hobbyland see more co-eds as SP's because of early and longer college closures?

    Is it too early to tell how tourism in Montreal will be affected?

    I was hoping to find a way to come up to Montreal soon and enjoy the lovely SP's and Montreal's beauty, culture and hospitality.

    Can the local Merbites share some insights on how their lives have been impacted by the recent student protests and college closures.

    I wonder if the hotels in downtown are being affected negatively.

    Thanks guys and gals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kansas Frank View Post
    Can the local Merbites share some insights on how their lives have been impacted by the recent student protests and college closures.
    Frank, I don't live downtown and don't get there often, but I'd say that daily life hasn't been affected at all. There was the smoke bomb incident last week that closed the Metro for a few hours and created quite a traffic mess.

    But other than a few disruptions caused by street closures for demonstrations, I'd say life is pretty normal in my neck of the woods, not terribly far from downtown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kansas Frank View Post
    Is it too early to tell how tourism in Montreal will be affected?
    Nah ! It's no where near of what happened last year in Vancouver (for the Stanley cup), London (with all their fireworks), or the 'Arab spring'.
    According to our dear Gov. it's only a couple students whining who don't want to pay $300.00 more per year anyway

    I bet we'll make a festival out of this strike in the coming years !
    It will be just another reason for us in Mtrl to party !!!

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    Discussed in the following thread: downtown student protests - outcall disruptions

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    Thanks Guys. I finally had an opportunity to read up on the protests on CBC's website. It's probably less disruptive than the Occupy stuff. I was hoping more co-eds would come to Hobbyland and offer GFE for some extra credits, while class is out. They can say they are doing research on Hobbyland. The pay is pretty good.

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    I heard that 2/3 of the student population want to go back to school. The 1/3 of the student population doing all the protesting are the slacker types, squeegy kids that are just using school as an excuse not to work full time and support themselves.

    The smart students want to go back and the stupid ones just use the student protest as a way to cause trouble and break things. Problem is people have too much rights here in North America. The government should seriously crack down and then you'll see how fast these students stop protesting.
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    I heard that 2/3 of the student population want to go back to school. The 1/3 of the student population doing all the protesting are the slacker types, squeegy kids that are just using school as an excuse not to work full time and support themselves.
    How do you know that? Did you conduct a survey to confirm this? This is a huge generalization without empirical evidence. I applause these students for what they are doing. It takes people like this to bring about change and ultimately a revolution. Have you ever considered how much taxes we pay in this province? A lot more then what residents of Ontario pay. To increase tuition in Quebec to the same price as Ontario is absurd.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
    The smart students want to go back and the stupid ones just use the student protest as a way to cause trouble and break things. Problem is people have too much rights here in North America. The government should seriously crack down and then you'll see how fast these students stop protesting.
    I see another issue here. Businesses have too much rights to do whatever they want... constantly increasing prices of food and products and outsourcing our work to other countries while the people in this country loose their jobs. Government should start to crack down on these corporations abuse of power and you will see the quality of life for a lot of regular people increase. In either case this is out of the scope of this thread. As for the government... what can I say... we pay way too many taxes here... a lot of our money going to pay for other people and poor management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
    I heard that 2/3 of the student population want to go back to school. The 1/3 of the student population doing all the protesting are the slacker types, squeegy kids that are just using school as an excuse not to work full time and support themselves.

    The smart students want to go back and the stupid ones just use the student protest as a way to cause trouble and break things. Problem is people have too much rights here in North America. The government should seriously crack down and then you'll see how fast these students stop protesting.
    Hello TD,

    Hmmmmmm, I could swear I've read the same kind of thing before. Now where was that? Oh yeah, I was studying U. S. protests against the Vietnam War and the propaganda against them.

    Sorry, but this sounds exactly like another case of someone superimposing their biases on the situation. Slackers don't go out and protest. They sit on their butts until things blow over. Protest is usually an act of courage and devotion, not slacking. What you've said is exactly the same thing the establishment said to vilify anti-war protesters and civil rights demonstrators who were called slackers and trouble makers...and a helluva lot worse...in the 60s.

    "Government should start to crack down on these corporations..."
    unfortunately Cloud 500, many in government are too often in bed with these corporations. But you are right about how business is trending toward moving jobs out to save on labor while also raising prices. It's lose-lose for locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
    Problem is people have too much rights here in North America. The government should seriously crack down and then you'll see how fast these students stop protesting.
    From your comments, I sense that you feel a certain discomfort living in a place where democratic rights are still respected. Check out this link for a list of countries where you may feel much more comfortable: The World's Worst Dictatorships

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    Canada does not face the same austerity conditions that have prompted the Greeks and Spaniards to take to the streets.

    Regardless of the protesters' motives, let's hope a reasonable resolution will be reached and all of the students who want to go back to school can. And the slackers can go find something else to do. And the SP's can return to work and hobbyists can continue to help the Montreal economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
    The stupid ones just use the student protest as a way to cause trouble and break things.
    Yeah we all believe the ones breaking things are 'only stupid students'.

    Gov. and Police never, ever (I can assure you) had any intention in misleading the population.
    It happened only once and that was it !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfzUOx53Rg

    Since then only students were involved in breaking things.

    We are proud to believe our dearest gov. of them all !

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    As a hobbyist, I hope students end up paying more... That only means one thing.....even more chicks on annonce123.

    Yes, i'm a dirty pig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle View Post
    Yeah we all believe the ones breaking things are 'only stupid students'.

    Gov. and Police never, ever (I can assure you) had any intention in misleading the population.
    It happened only once and that was it !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfzUOx53Rg
    Actually, there are plenty of cases of police wrong doing during the recent demonstrations. Here are just a few examples:

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    Perhaps some of the co-eds will sign up with some of the escort agencies to serve the higher demand for GFE SP's during the Grand Prix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nylonlover View Post
    As a hobbyist, I hope students end up paying more... That only means one thing.....even more chicks on annonce123.

    Yes, i'm a dirty pig!


    The first logic reason I heard so far !

    I'm voting for Nylonlover in the next election.

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