You're are soooooo annnoying. I know Alberta has a 7.5 billion dollar surplus....geeech.Jonestowncultinpicto said:gee that great now lets starting paying the 850 million a year in interest charges we will own for the 12 billion dollars plus we are in debt for next year . LOLOLOLOLOL
That kinda like the crocidile dundee movie inwhich alberta is nick dundee and nova scotia is the black kid that tries to mug him with a switch blade.
"that not a knife son this is a knife" Alberta stading there with a 7.5 billion dollar surplus. LOLOLOLOLOL
That not a surplus alberta says THIS IS a SURPLUS.
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah and blahJonestowncultinpicto said:yes so lets add a billion on to the debt shall we for the commonwealth games. Do you actually think we will continue to get 21.5 percent of our budget paid for in transfer payments from the federal government with a surplus of 151 million ???? You see the hands are out too much for Stephen Harper not to believe he was right when he made his statement about atlantic canada. With the province at the table asking to restore health care funding pre liberal government and the surpluses , transfer payments and entertainign funding of 350 million in funding for the CWG's between the province and th city you are not going to have a receptive partner at the table feeding what they see as a soil brat that wants to rott its teeth on a pound of sugar everyday.
They wouldn't want him. lol lolWishblade said:Jim, do you have anything good to say about anything? Someone makes a post about Nova Scotia making a surplus and somehow you find some way to find fault in it. If your so disgusted in this province, why dont you just move to Alberta??
Yes I do have something great to say about Nova Scotia. Thanks to John Hamm of stellarton nova scotia home of sobeys the largest nova scotia owned company and danny williams premier of newfoundland we may just convince stephen harper that we are capable of being responsible with money. Now we can go further and stop the Commonwealth Games/ Stadium crap avoiding that we will not have a tenant when Jean Charest my buddy reads my e mail and decides to build a stadium with the 100 million a year Quebec is investing in sport venues around quebec city.Wishblade said:Jim, do you have anything good to say about anything? Someone makes a post about Nova Scotia making a surplus and somehow you find some way to find fault in it. If your so disgusted in this province, why dont you just move to Alberta??
Remember, this is a NATIONAL bid. Why are we breaking this down to the municipal or provincial level? Glasgow and Abuja both see their bids as national so what's the difference? I know your going to say our government isnt going to fund us and what not and really that would be a damn shame if they didnt.Jonestowncultinpicto said:well we dont have the tax bill and they do LOLOLLOLOLOL. and actualy quebec city has almost double the population , quebec has over six times the population of nova scotia . So hey they got the smokers funding the facilites at 19 cents a pack at six times the rate .
Very logical guy my buddy jean charest . I just happened to met him working for peter mackays first run at the MP's office.
Building the facilities without the deadline way in advance is what Abuja did. and Doha UAE has done that along with seville spain and pusan korea. You avoid the mess of european blackmail under a deadline. It seems Jean has learned the lesson of how to do it right like so many others.
THe Hrm could learn from him and others.
You see I would be for a commonwealth games if the proper master plan was done in 1969 and you developed logically but this is about a city too small for what this event has become having not money and thinking the Feds will come to the rescue. Sorry it is only going as far as peter mackay doing a very funny raw raw cheerleading luncheon and proclaiming moncton and halifax would share a CFL franchise. If that isnt a clue that you are being mocked I dont know what is. LOLOOLOLO
The biggest difference is that Quebec City in the eastern time zone of north america would reap 250 million off of american tv rights alone minimum , canada's right package for domestic coverage between rogers, tsn and CTV is 158 million dollars US for vancouver 2010. Then you have rights packages to the rest of the world and asia will become a huge player by that time. Quebec city 2022 could top one billion in TV rights or well over double of calgary's bonanza in 1988. With a good plan of constructing over time well before the bid Jean charest realizes that cost overuns are not going to be there like montreal.Wishblade said:So, whats the difference between Halifax getting the commonwealth games and the CFL, and Quebec City getting the winter olympics and the CFL?
No I dont think there is a difference between the time zones but it is the events and the audience. The TV rates for the olympics summer and winter always go way up when held in north america. with the commonwealth games you are paying nations to broadcast basically. there is no comparing a winter or summer olympics for tv revenes to the commonwealth games. The commonwealth games were a 50 million dollar loss for channel nine and they when the suckers in that CWG deal . If the games were held in halifax no broadcaster in canada is going to pay 20 million in broadcast costs and 40 million for the rights fee channel nine paid for australia.Haligonian said:You think Quebec would somehow experience amazing TV revenues while Halifax would get a pittance because of a one hour time zone difference?
Quebec City has a larger metropolitan area but its hinterland is effectively smaller, mostly because Montreal is sitting just to the West. It's debatable whether Quebec or Halifax has the better market.
You'd have more credibility if you at least tried to present things in a somewhat balanced way.
ssiguy2 said:Personally I don't think QuebecCity could make a go of a CFL franchise. I just don't think it has the appeal to French Canadians as oppose to English Can.
Its not the population size but rather the patronage by its local citizens.
If you want just look to Sask and their small population especially when they play in Regina with just 195,000.
Ok for comparsion Halifax is paying twice as much as the ticket price in CFL markets. The event is costly to put on with the importation of the temporary seating that is a given. So your capacity for that event is half of the break even point of a normal CFL franchise according to the league.bluenoser said:If there was a "Touchdown Quebec" (and I'm fairly sure there was one a few years ago) it would only be a fair comparison if the tickets cost the same as they did in Halifax. I'm not sure if that's what you just said, or the opposite of what you just said, because as usualy clarity didn't seem to be a priority for you.