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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 7:20 AM
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Toronto and Edmonton will be the business/political hubs of Canada with skylines rivaling Chicago & Dubai... Calgary limps along as a failed one-trick pony town and Montreal remains as corrupt and insular as ever limiting its global business potential. The NDP will finally make a breakthrough on a national level despite being heavily fragmented from province to province (Alberta will still be feuding with BC despite whomever is in charge) but only after a series of failed leaders and voter fatigue for the Lib/Con cycle of corruption and greed i.e. Ontario 2018 election... Vancouver will be linked to Seattle and Portland via upgraded HSR.. As will Edmonton and Calgary via the old CP line and a faster VIA system will link Windsor to Quebec City at 230 km/h...
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Thank you. This country has huge potential and a very bright future.
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Toronto and Edmonton will be the business/political hubs of Canada with skylines rivaling Chicago & Dubai... Calgary limps along as a failed one-trick pony town and Montreal remains as corrupt and insular as ever limiting its global business potential. The NDP will finally make a breakthrough on a national level despite being heavily fragmented from province to province (Alberta will still be feuding with BC despite whomever is in charge) but only after a series of failed leaders and voter fatigue for the Lib/Con cycle of corruption and greed i.e. Ontario 2018 election... Vancouver will be linked to Seattle and Portland via upgraded HSR.. As will Edmonton and Calgary via the old CP line and a faster VIA system will link Windsor to Quebec City at 230 km/h...
Have you been to Montreal lately?? If it keeps up the pace it's going at right now it will be awesome.
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Have you been to Montreal lately?? If it keeps up the pace it's going at right now it will be awesome.
I think that part about Montreal in his post was more wishful thinking than anything else. Too bad because some of his other stuff was actually interesting.
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Have you been to Montreal lately?? If it keeps up the pace it's going at right now it will be awesome.
It will be interesting to see whether the Montreal revival has legs. The place faces a number of demographic challenges. Statistics Canada recently reported a significant increase in the number of vacant jobs (especially, although not only, in Quebec). The ready answer, increased immigration, poses challenges, as could increased inter-provincial migration (has there been any sign of a jump?). Will the challenges lead to wage inflation (why aren't we seeing it already?) or start to stifle growth prospects? I assume the Quebec government and others are studying these issues, but I haven't seen much public discussion, beyond last year's "blip" on increased immigration, or perhaps I've just missed it.
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L Tower will have its BMU installed and it will cost a family of four a million dollars for a one bedroom condo in Toronto.

Little things and local. Nothing of national consquences will happen in the next 10 years or, at least, I hope not.
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About the same.

Things haven't changed much from 2008. Today, the group who is complaining that the government is destroying the country has changed and probably will change again by 2028 too.

Canada is much more subject to world events than to domestic policies, especially since Constitutional wrangling has not been a priority of any government since Mulroney. Successive federal governments of the past 20 years have not had the 'ambition' (or stupidity, depending on how you look at it) of embarking on huge national projects. Incrementalism and letting the provinces do their own thing has been the order of the day. I can't see that changing.

The things that might upset Canada in the grand scheme of things:
- withdrawal from NAFTA by US
- severe Chinese recession
- some sort of debt crisis in a developed country
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What's Edmonton?

Only 10 years to go from obscurity to top dog. It's just pointless, wishful thinking, city boosterism. Love it.
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It will be interesting to see whether the Montreal revival has legs. The place faces a number of demographic challenges. Statistics Canada recently reported a significant increase in the number of vacant jobs (especially, although not only, in Quebec). The ready answer, increased immigration, poses challenges, as could increased inter-provincial migration (has there been any sign of a jump?). Will the challenges lead to wage inflation (why aren't we seeing it already?) or start to stifle growth prospects? I assume the Quebec government and others are studying these issues, but I haven't seen much public discussion, beyond last year's "blip" on increased immigration, or perhaps I've just missed it.
Those are interesting questions.

I think Quebec today has a number of options open to it that would allow it to adress labour/immigration issues without upsetting the applecart (or anyone) too much.
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I think the big change will be the revival and renaissance of Quebec and especially Montreal. This of course is already well underway but will continue.

Toronto will continue to grow faster and solidify itself as the nation`s premier city but Montreal will no longer be the also ran. Montreal`s bohemian atmosphere, low cost of living, low unemployment and strong economy will mean even more international migrants will head to the city and fewer people will leave. Quebec`s strong fiscal outlook, low Hydro rates, good infrastructure, and excellent universities will draw many high tech companies and workers. This of course will result in more political power for the province and city. Very importantly as well, the independence movement has been dying a very slow death and the sovereigntists of the 1960s begin to finally die off and the dreams of grandeur with them.

Much of this strength in Quebec will be at the expense of Western Canada. Vancouver and BC will continue to reap all the negative consequences of sky-high real estate and an economy built on housing and Alberta`s oil patch will begin it`s slow but steady decline. We are already starting to see this as every single major city in Western Canada grew by a slower rate in 2017 than they did in 2016 to the benefit of Ontario and Quebec.

As the 90s were BC`s decade, 00s was Alberta`s, the 2020s will be Quebec`s.
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Most certainly that the Bloc Quebecois and the PQ will go extinct in the next 10 years. Their agenda no longer interests the younger generations in Quebec and they offer nothing of value; all they talk about is independence rather than focusing on other provincial issues.
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Most certainly that the Bloc Quebecois and the PQ will go extinct in the next 10 years. Their agenda no longer interests the younger generations in Quebec and they offer nothing of value; all they talk about is independence rather than focusing on other provincial issues.
That's likely true for the Bloc but much less so for the PQ.

Even if the PQ were to die out, it would most certainly be replaced by some other sovereignist/separatist/independentist party. (We already have another one - Québéc solidaire - though not sure if they'll ever be serious contenders for power.)

And keep in mind that the party that replaces the PQ might end up being worse* than them.

(*Or better, depending on your point of view.)
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After the Champlain bridge construction, the MTQ will upgrade the tunnel 2019-2022. People should use the A-30 bypass.
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The sovereignty option will not disappear for many decades. It will always be a dream for some Quebecois, and never assume that the separatist dragon has been slain. It wouldn't take that much for the movement to be rekindled. Anyone who has spent years living in Quebec knows this to be true.
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