Originally Posted by reidjr
So let me get this right ottawa needs more shows by the way we have more then a few.Then you say we need to get rid of rid of public servants more immigrants i would like you to explain why and how.
Ottawa is being compared to other cities. The Acajack example were that even small villages have more than a few shows. Hell, my 2000 people hometown has 5 festivals in the summer. Being a vibrant city means diverse activities around the clock, year long.
As an example, I had much difficulty to find open restaurants in Ottawa after 11pm.
For public servants, the risk aversion produces a mass of slobs, thinking mostly the same, and producing a culture of mediocrity. (I'm one too so, I can complain genuinely)
Immigrants bring culture, different ways of thoughts, different experiences that is reflected on the various activities of the city. The "bohemian-chics" have the same effect on a city. There is also the problem of not having a "low class" in Ottawa. That means a class of manufacturers, industry workers, biology fields. It's still mostly IT and Government.
Toronto is now a vibrant city, the only alpha-city in Canada. Montréal was at a time, but still suffers from its ethnic cleansing of the 70s.