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2007-12-04 10:17:59 AM
Good... Ontario manufacturing can't take a high dollar.
 
2007-12-04 10:23:28 AM
OlafTheBent: Good... Ontario manufacturing can't take a high dollar.

Gooder...Mrs. Henry can STFU about going to Buffalo to shop!
 
2007-12-04 10:32:18 AM
OlafTheBent: Good... Ontario manufacturing can't take a high dollar.

Quite true, but it sure was nice buying magazines and books at American prices at a bookstore here for a few days :-)
 
2007-12-04 11:05:20 AM
aenea: Quite true, but it sure was nice buying magazines and books at American prices at a bookstore here for a few days :-)

No doubt it'll change again. Canada has too much oil and a more stable economy. Once the summer comes and oil prices rise, it'll be $1.06 all over again.
 
2007-12-04 12:09:46 PM
This mean BC Bud available again?

/who's holding?
 
2007-12-04 12:22:21 PM
whether above or below the american dollar, our economy is still doing well*

*if you're not in the manufacturing industry, of course
 
2007-12-04 12:35:05 PM
When America sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold.

And of course lets its snot run into the Great Lakes. Would it KILL you to use a hankie?
 
2007-12-04 12:41:04 PM
Sweet, Canadian currency jokes are the funniest thing EVAR
 
2007-12-04 01:24:06 PM
hockeyfarker: Sweet, Canadian currency jokes are the funniest thing EVAR

While many appreciated his sardonic sense of humor, the members at the annual meeting of CATS (Canadians Against Tired Stereotypes) couldn't, in good conscience, bring themselves to vote hockeyfarker in as club President.
 
2007-12-04 01:33:58 PM
OlafTheBent: Good... Ontario manufacturing can't take a high dollar.

Maybe they'll learn to be more competitive.
 
2007-12-04 02:09:16 PM
brap: the members at the annual meeting of CATS (Canadians Against Tired Stereotypes) couldn't, in good conscience, bring themselves to vote hockeyfarker in as club President.

I will have to create an alt called maplefarker beaverfarker dammit
 
2007-12-04 02:31:12 PM
tiiger: OlafTheBent: Good... Ontario manufacturing can't take a high dollar.

Maybe they'll learn to be more competitive.


A competitive subsidy industry is just the answer! Jesus, Toronto got $1 billion for random projects including a soccer stadium and they still complain they need more money to piss away. They think it makes sense to dole out billions for one hundred jobs. Same in Quebec. At least the Atlantic provinces have the dignity of doing it mostly above board by applying for welfare
 
2007-12-04 02:38:58 PM
I should clarify, Taranna got just under 1 billion for things of city jurisdiction like the subway and a soccer stadium.

Meanwhile in the ROC (west of windsor) decades go by before areas of federal jurisdiction are attended to.
 
2007-12-04 03:13:30 PM
h to the 'ojo: A competitive subsidy industry is just the answer! Jesus, Toronto got $1 billion for random projects including a soccer stadium and they still complain they need more money to piss away. They think it makes sense to dole out billions for one hundred jobs. Same in Quebec. At least the Atlantic provinces have the dignity of doing it mostly above board by applying for welfare

When I was in Toronto two summers back, everywhere I looked there were signs telling me "The gas tax works." Guess not, eh?

But you're wrong about Quebec. They don't think it makes sense to dole out billions for a few jobs. They think it makes sense to dole out billions just for being Quebec.
 
2007-12-04 03:35:26 PM
It is much to early for America to take an economic hit. To much trade and economies are based off of what we do. Our current lack of stability is what people are attempting to jump as quickly as possible away from us.

Now the good new for the United States is that we will ALWAYS be a world power (barring annihilation). That is because we are EXTREMELY good at working with money (not our Congress unfortunately), and we will always be considered the "most stable" currency.

What needs to happen for continued progress of American interests is some sort of Western Union; where all the countries of the West join together and become similar to what the European Union is. This would require HUGE amount of money and cooperation, something that no other country would be willing to finance (certainly not China and Japan).
 
2007-12-04 04:08:20 PM
You can make fun of the Canadian dollar again

HOORAY!
 
2007-12-04 04:38:36 PM
but that's only 98.2% as fun as making fun as the US dollar.
 
2007-12-04 05:03:44 PM
I have no complaints about canadian health care!

I cant imagine any of you could
 
2007-12-04 05:25:27 PM
RockyMtnMan:

Now the good new for the United States is that we will ALWAYS be a world power (barring annihilation). That is because we are EXTREMELY good at working with money (not our Congress unfortunately), and we will always be considered the "most stable" currency.


I bet Rome thought that too. Oh and The British Empire. The first signpost of the decline is the steadfast assurance that it is not happening.
 
2007-12-04 06:57:09 PM
h to the 'ojo: A competitive subsidy industry is just the answer! Jesus, Toronto got $1 billion for random projects including a soccer stadium and they still complain they need more money to piss away.

Toronto currently gives the Federal Government $9 Billion more in taxes than they get back in services and transfer payments.

/It was ours to begin with. Now if we could only get the "Have-nots" to stop stealing our money maybe we could get some of the homeless off the street.
 
2007-12-04 10:48:00 PM
OlafTheBent: Toronto currently gives the Federal Government $9 Billion more in taxes than they get back in services and transfer payments.

Welcome to blue-state America, it is the same there.
 
2007-12-05 12:17:55 AM
Not much to make fun of. The Bank of Canada did this on purpose. It will provide equilibrium in trade. Canadian exports are now more expensive. If the US dollar was strong, interest rates wouldn't have had to do a thing.
 
2007-12-05 12:23:12 AM
No, the secret society that runs our fair country just over shot its mark for a bit. Once we get to parity, we'll both sink down to the Peso and then it'll be "Hello, Amero!"
/adjusts tinfoil
 
2007-12-05 12:26:24 AM
tiiger: OlafTheBent: Good... Ontario manufacturing can't take a high dollar.

Maybe they'll learn to be more competitive.


Don't count on it, we all know that the feds will open up the magic money box to bail them out again.
 
2007-12-05 01:30:09 AM
Ontario is reeling, Alberta is laughing.
 
2007-12-05 04:52:06 AM
Hebalo: I bet Rome thought that too. Oh and The British Empire. The first signpost of the decline is the steadfast assurance that it is not happening.

Rome lingered on in some form til the early 20th century.. Great Britain is still a major world power..

Where are we?
 
2007-12-05 08:07:33 AM
kpottruff: Don't count on it, we all know that the feds will open up the magic money box to bail them out again.

Hey congratulations on Sask finally getting their hands out of Alberta and Ontario's pockets... FINALLY. Now you too as a "have" province can join us and start paying for the rest of the "have-not" losers.

/FYI... Ontario as a whole currently gives about $44 Billion more to the Feds then they get back. Please tell me again how Ontario is being greedy. Personally, I'm of the mind that Ontario should kick the rest of the country to the curb.
 
2007-12-05 06:14:31 PM
Well I'm sure Canada had to do something to help placate America's ego
 
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