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  • Kate 19:26 on 2017/09/27 Permalink | Reply  

    The downtown tradition of noontime bagpipers at Ogilvy’s ended on Tuesday.

    • Bert 19:33 on 2017/09/27 Permalink

      Wow! I had never heard of this before. Had I known, I would have taken a few steps more at lunch. It would be interesting to know of other such specific traditions.

  • Kate 06:49 on 2017/09/27 Permalink | Reply  

    The major news Wednesday is the tariff on Bombardier and the possible fallout to jobs – and not just in Quebec.

    • Zeke 08:40 on 2017/09/27 Permalink


      Much ado about nothing. First round in a multi-round fight

    • Chris 11:12 on 2017/09/27 Permalink

      Maybe if we stopped constantly giving taxpayer money to Bombardier, we could buy the bagel shops some electrostatic precipitators instead. :)

    • Patrick 12:38 on 2017/09/27 Permalink

      @Zeke, maybe, but meanwhile the tariff has immediate effect. Side note: I was interested to read a piece by Andrew Coyne (who of course doesn’t like subsidies) that the Boeing military planes Canada now may not buy were not really needed in the first place.

    • Ephraim 14:04 on 2017/09/27 Permalink

      Of course as this moves through the court system, we could just slap a tariff on all Boeing aircraft and watch Westjet, Air Canada and Transat all switch to AirBus.

  • Kate 06:43 on 2017/09/27 Permalink | Reply  

    Mayoral candidates are making promises as the race between Coderre and Plante gets a little tighter (but too many voters are still either undecided or, I suspect, apathetic).

    • rue david 14:08 on 2017/09/27 Permalink

      according to that, so many people don’t know anything about plante (40%), and very few people (only 13%) have a negative opinion of PM, while many have a negative opinion of coderre (37%). so a 5 point deficit is pretty good. it’s really open right now!

    • rue david 14:23 on 2017/09/27 Permalink

      also, i didn’t know about that site. interesting stuff he has about current provincial polling and seat projections. his montreal seats look just how i feel – that QS is coming for hochelaga next, and that if anyone other than lisée were occupying rosemont, it’d be a QS seat. as for laurier-dorion, if that gerry (now sitting as an independent) isn’t readmitted to the caucus, maybe QS can steal that seat too on the vote split, but it seems maybe like his model is giving them too much of a chance up there. so great that there’s a bloc of 6 QS seats that is envisageable, even if it’ll likely just be the 4 after the next election. very exciting.

    • Kate 22:28 on 2017/09/27 Permalink

      rue david, provincially a lot will depend on the tilt of politics between now and next year. I don’t see Laurier-Dorion going QS any time soon, though. The Villeray segment of the riding would’ve gone QS but Park Ex’s voters are true red Liberals to the last.

  • Kate 06:32 on 2017/09/27 Permalink | Reply  

    The New York Times looks at what it calls a luxury building boom in Montreal.

  • Kate 06:21 on 2017/09/27 Permalink | Reply  

    Everett Green tells about Marie Chouinard’s troupe doing Hieronymus Bosch.

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