How Vancouver neighbourhoods are divided.

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jesse
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Better: Main Street: The City of Vancouver’s Million Dollar Line?

Current no man's land is Ontario Street and the blue team is winning.

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My inaugural rant: Mark Carney Understands the problem

http://canadianbs.blogspot.com/2011/12/mark-carne

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A better of sense of Vancouver's makeup can be found here:

http://www.2vancouver.com/en/articles/languages-s

Unfortunately it's based on the 2006 Census. 2011 results are scheduled to be released through 2012. By 2006, well before the most recent immigration spurt, English had already slipped below 50% of household mother tongues:

http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/census/2006

A city made up of old people and hipsters makes for a cute map, but for entertainment purposes only.

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They missed an area for DINKs and DILDOs I nominate Yaletown.

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@DEFAULT NAME: Great rant! But I wonder if he really understands just how much more indebted Canadians are than Americans. Canadians are at 150% of income and rising, while Americans are down to 120% of income and falling.

http://northamericaneconomics.com/2011/12/06/the-

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@fixie guy: "A better of sense of Vancouver’s makeup can be found here"

I guess that dispels all myths the westside is being dominated by Chinese.

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How can Carney and Flaherty continue to jaw jaw Canadians regarding debt when they see these numbers? Oh, that's right, if they tighten things up Canada's debt-fueled economy will collapse.

patriotz
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@Manna from heaven:

Carney has only one weapon which is central bank interest rates, and raising them would cause collateral damage to export industries due to a higher CAD.

The GoC on the other hand has the power to target borrowing by sector. It's gone from insanely promoting consumer debt to just irresponsibly promoting consumer debt. Whether F&H will really get serious probably depends on whether they think they can kick the can past the next election.

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DEFAULT NAME "I guess that dispels all myths the westside is being dominated by Chinese."

Well not for Chinesephobic members of the board like Makaya, BPOM..they even look for Chinese under their bed

jesse
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@patriotz: "whether they think they can kick the can past the next election."

Next 2 elections. It's hard to imagine any party mounting a viable campaign to unseat the Tories. That gives them 9 years.

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@jesse:

"Next 2 elections. It’s hard to imagine any party mounting a viable campaign to unseat the Tories. That gives them 9 years."

Hopefully the Liberals ditch the Bob Raes of the party and embrace more fiscally sane members in the mold of Paul Martin. Nine years in office is too long for any government.

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If you'd like to see criminals trying to defend themselves live, here is MF Global CEO, CFO and COO answering question to the Senate Agricultural Committee:

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-Looks-into-MF

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@DEFAULT NAME: "I guess that dispels all myths the westside is being dominated by Chinese."

I'm pretty sure Oakridge, Marpole, Arbutus Ridge and Kerrisdale are on the west side. Those are all around ~50% Chinese.

I'll admit that Dunbar-Southlands and West Point Grey have lower percentages of Chinese than I would have expected.

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10 jesse Says: "Next 2 elections."

Depends on the economy. A Buddha/Jesus incumbent ticket wouldn't normally survive high unemployment. The questions then become; can they keep this balloon in the air until the next federal or, if not, can they successfully blame the Greek/Irish/Mainlanders for what is in reality the inevitable end point of their policies?

Nine more years of this and it won't matter who wins, Canada's social contracts and safety nets will be shredded by stimulus debt and guys like Flaherty will be making coin in the private sector.

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@Hickory: "Well not for Chinesephobic members of the board like Makaya, BPOM..they even look for Chinese under their bed" Yeah, the mean racists posting on this blog. How dare they call corrupt Chinese officials for what they are? Unlike you, I can still make the difference between honest, hard-working people and people with questionable wealth, regardless of race of origin. I have the exact same kind of "disrespect" towards corrupt african presidents that keep buying the most expensive properties in Paris or London (check Bongo or Sassou Ngesso on google), or towards the russian oligarchs that are abjectly wasting their country's resources in Italy or in the south of France at the expense of their fellow citizen. I don't have more respect for the crooks in Wall Street as well (Corzine, Skilling, etc…). Btw, I don't have to look under… Read more »
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Zhuo “Tony” Huang, a 28-year-old West Vancouver realtor and father of two, received a 16-month ban for his conduct behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. … The lawyer said Huang was a businessman with business and family responsibilities that depend upon his ability to drive. But in rejecting Huang’s appeal, an adjudicator noted that Huang had two driving convictions — for speeding and for an improperly equipped vehicle — that resulted in driving suspensions. Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Street+racers+see… Ahh BOO HOO A bit old to be street-racing with kids, doncha think? I'm sure they had fun denying this guy. It appears from the story that his appeal was unsuccessful, despite his high-priced lawyer. If he can afford a Lambo, why doesn't he just hire a chauffered limo? Oh yeah, realtards have to drive up in shiny sportscars to impress their clients.… Read more »
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Frail American actor bad-mouths Vancouver after a local cop gives him a beating. Although he appears in decent health now (other than the beating scars), he is probably small because he survived cancer while growing up.

If you watch the video, this guy was not impressed with this city and for more reasons than our knuckle-dragging law enforcement.

http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/309794

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@Makaya:

"Unlike you, I can still make the difference between honest, hard-working people and people with questionable wealth, regardless of race of origin."

Does that mean you'd consider the possibility that a Chinese person buying a $2m home on the West Side could be honest and hard-working?

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@DEFAULT NAMEe:

Anything's possible.

It's also possible those street racers weren't street racing either.

After all, it was just anecdotal evidence and hearsay.

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"I have the exact same kind of “disrespect” towards corrupt african presidents …. or towards the russian oligarchs that are abjectly wasting their country’s resources in Italy or in the south of France at the expense of their fellow citizen…" Sure, I'm with you there. Be careful, though. Most of those "russian" oligarchs are actually Jewish. They do not consider ethnic Russians to be their 'fellow citizens'. The same goes for their attitude towards Chechens and other ethnic groups in the former Soviet Union. The african rulers are after drawn from minority groups that are different in both genes and culture from the vast majority of their citizens. In many cases, this was deliberate policy of the colonial powers. Don't assume that because person X is from country Y, that he has any allegiance to country Y's people. The same… Read more »
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vacancy rates down both in condo apartment and purpose-built rental apartment stock, rents up about 2% according to CMHC.

https://www03.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/catalog/productList

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Canada's household debt levels hit new record of 153%

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Canadian+hou

The data also showed that the per-capita net worth of Canadians fell to $180,100 in the third quarter, from $184,700 in the second quarter, as stock markets took a dive.

Stock market? Most Canadians have the majority of their "wealth" in their house. What happens if house prices crash by 30% or more? Good thing that would never happen, or we'd be seriously fecked.

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Off-topic-China's property bubble popping

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/1

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@17 Patiently Waiting: FTA – "No, the Canadian people are very docile. Passive-aggressively so," replied Qualls, adding he only wants an apology."

Could they please stop referring to Vancouverite behaviour as 'Canadian'? It really is different. Oh, and: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Va

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This is totally off-topic but worth reading. Once we understand that education should be the absolute first priority in our society, we'll be on the right path to recovery and hopefully be able to build a better, more equitable society… "At the University of Helsinki, where he teaches, 2,400 people competed last year for 120 slots in the (fully subsidized) master’s program for schoolteachers. “It’s more difficult getting into teacher education than law or medicine,” he said." (…) "Ever since Finland, a nation of about 5.5 million that does not start formal education until age 7 and scorns homework and testing until well into the teenage years, scored at the top of a well-respected international test in 2001 in math, science and reading, it has been an object of fascination among American educators and policy makers. Finlandophilia only picked up… Read more »
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